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:

Registered Owner & Manager:   Mr C Thomas
Port of registry:   Padstow
Flag:   UK
Type:   Fishing vessel
Built:   1983
Construction:   Wood
Length overall:   9.69
Gross tonnage:   9.91
Date & Time   14/03/04 02:46
Location of incident:   High seas
Incident Type:   Flooding/Foundering
Persons onboard:   3 crew
Injuries/ fatalities:   2 injuries 1 fatality
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.

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