Copious report and safety flyer published

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

June 29
09:00 2023

Today, we have published our investigation report into the circumstances that led to the man overboard of a deckhand from the fishing vessel Copious (LK 985) on 18 February 2021. The unconscious casualty was recovered from the water by a coastguard helicopter and pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned has also been produced.

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