I was safety minded. I thought it would never happen to me.

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

July 7
08:47 2023

At the start of Maritime Safety Week, we highlighted the statistic that half of man overboard incidents from fishing vessels end in tragedy.

In 2009, MAIB investigated a fatal man overboard accident on board scallop dredger Maggie Ann. Despite the quick reactions of the skipper and crew, the deckhand sank below the sea surface before he could be rescued.

MAIB inspector Antony Shine met with Raymond and today we share this personal video account of what happened and what could have saved his crewmates life.

Fishing vessel skippers account of losing a crewmate overboard

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