MAIB issues derrick advice after fatal injury


MAIB has warned skippers of the potential dangers of derrick head quick-release mechanisms after the death of a deckhand on board a scallop dredger in 2023

The fatal injury occurred on board Honeybourne III in Newhaven, England when a chain link in the gear suspended from the raised port derrick failed.

A similar fatal incident occurred in 2021 on board the beam trawler Cornishman.

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