Safety warning after carbon monoxide poisoning on vessel used as overnight accommodation results in loss of 2 lives

This document warns of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning following 2 deaths on the scallop dredger Eshcol.

Safety Bulletin 1/2014

Safety Bulletin 1-2014.pdf (1,095.88 kb)

Bulletin summary

Fishing vessel Eshcol

An overnight break from fishing, alongside at Whitby, North Yorkshire, England ended tragically when two people sleeping on board the 9.95m scallop dredger Eshcol died in their bunks. Initial findings indicate the men were poisoned by carbon monoxide.

Published: February 2014

Published 23 January 2015