Boat safety failures led to death of fisherman in North Sea

Boat safety failures led to death of fisherman in North Sea
 

Safety failures led to the the death of a crewman who was thrown from a North Sea trawler, a report has said.
Nuertey Annang, 47, from Ghana, was knocked from the Banff-registered Aquarius off Aberdeen, near Girdleness Lighthouse, in August last year.
He was not wearing a lifejacket, and sank out of view.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report said the vessel's crew had not been adequately prepared to deal with emergency situations.
Mr Annang was struck by a piece of equipment and thrown overboard.
A major air and sea search was only launched after the alarm was raised when... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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