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Joanna C Sinking – MAIB Report released

Joanna C Sinking – MAIB Report released

Summary Early in the morning on 21 November 2020, the scallop dredger Joanna C capsized south of Newhaven, England; only one of the three crew survived. Joanna C’s crew was hauling the gear when they noticed that the starboard dredge bar had become snagged on a line...
MAIB Report On Loss Of Nicola Faith Released

MAIB Report On Loss Of Nicola Faith Released

Report on the investigation of the foundering of the whelk potter Nicola Faith, resulting in three fatalities, in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, 27 January 2021. Summary: On 27 January 2021, the whelk potter Nicola Faith capsized and sank 1.9 miles north of Rhos-on-Sea,...
Fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

Fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered from seabed

The wreck of sunken fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27 January, has been raised from the seabed by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The vessel will be transported to a secure location for further...
Safety Flyer to the Fishing Industry

Safety Flyer to the Fishing Industry

Fatal man overboard from the single-handed fishing boat May C (SY213) at Loch Carnan, Outer Hebrides, Scotland on 24 July 2019 At about 1230 on 24 July 2019, the owner/skipper of the single-handed creel fishing boat, May C, was found close to his boat in the sea and...
Investigation into the stranding and loss of Coelleira

Investigation into the stranding and loss of Coelleira

The MAIB report into the 2019 stranding and loss of the vessel Coelleira off the Shetland Islands has been published.  At about 01.24 on 4 August 2019, the Spanish owned UK registered fishing vessel Coelleira grounded on Ve Skerries, a low-lying reef off the west...