Swamping and capsize of potter Blue Hooker with loss of 2 lives

Location: Off Blackchurch Rock, near Clovelly, North Devon, England.

Accident Investigation Report: Blue Hooker

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

blue hooker.pdf (1,046.19 kb)

Summary

Wooden fishing vessel Blue Hooker (PW 250) with two crew on board was swamped and capsized on 12 November 1998. The small open vessel was recovering pots from the seabed off Blackchurch Rock near Clovelly, North Devon, England at the time. Both crew died in the accident. Weather conditions at the time were poor and the sea very rough.

Published: 13 September 1999

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