Snagging, capsize and sinking of fishing vessel Boy Andrew
Location: River Stour, England.
Completed PE Summary: Boy Andrew
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Mr T Marvan|
|Port of registry:||Harwich|
|Date & Time||25/07/04 10:07|
|Location of incident:||River|
|Persons onboard:||2 crew 1 passenger|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Material damage|
Foundering in the River Stour.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has made recommendations to the owner, skipper and RNLI with reference to:
Wearing of lifejackets by crew - with particular reference to emergency situations.
Methods employed to release fishing gear which has become fast on an underwater obstruction.
The option to slip and mark fishing gear for recovery at a later date
Proper assessment of risk before attempting to jump a fastener.
The hazards associated with trawling are clearly identified in MGN 265 (F). However, these will be reiterated in a forthcoming Safety Digest article.