Unsuitable harness nearly results in fall from yard arm of sail training vessel Lord Nelson
Location: Foreign coastal waters.
Completed PE Summary: Lord Nelson
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Jubilee Sailing Trust|
|Port of registry:||Southampton|
|Type:||Small commercial sailing vessel|
|Date & Time||14/07/03 16:00|
|Location of incident:||Foreign coastal waters|
|Incident Type:||Hazardous incident|
The near fall of a female passenger out of a harness while on the yard arm of a sail training vessel.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents wrote to:
The harness manufacturer and its UK distributor noting that the style of harness used by the female passenger did not provide suitable protection when working aloft and that this limitation should be brought to the attention of the customers
The owners of the vessel to advise that they should ensure equipment supplied to their vessel should be suitable and fit for purpose