Sinking of gill netter Sabre of Newquay with 2 people injured and loss of 1 life

Location: Off the south west coast of England.

Completed PE Summary: Sabre of Newquay

A short summary of the accident and action taken:

Fishing Vessel/Accident Details
Vessel Name Sabre of Newquay
Registered Owner/Manager Privately owned
Port of Registry Padstow
Flag UK
Type Gill netter
Built 1983
Construction Wood
Length Overall 9.69m
Gross Tonnage 9.91
Date/Time 14/03/2004, 0246
Location of Incident High seas
Incident Type Flooding and sinking
Persons Onboard 3 crew
Injuries/Fatalities 1 fatality and 2 injured
Damage/Pollution Ship lost


Foundering of a fishing vessel with the loss of one life.

Action taken

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to the next of kin with a brief summary of the causes and circumstances of the accident.

The Principal Inspector dealing with the case wrote to the skipper, with a brief summary of the findings of the preliminary examination.

Published 23 January 2015