Location: Off Beachy Head, England.
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
23 January 2015
Date of occurrence: 9 December 1998
Marine Accident Investigation Branch
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