Person struck by port fishing gear on twin beam scallop dredger Geeske while hauling fishing gear with loss of 1 life

Location: Off Beachy Head, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Geeske

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

geeske.pdf (978.68 kb)


On 9 December 1998, scallop dredger Geeke (BM 140) was fishing off Beachy Head, England. During a hauling operation a deckhand was struck by the port fishing gear as it dropped on to the deck. He was badly injured and subsequently died.

Published: 5 August 1999

Published 23 January 2015