The Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation has issued an Investigation report on a fatal accident on board the FV ORTEGAL TRES on May 2015 off the Shetland Islands.
On May 2015, smoke was seen on board the fishing vessel ORTEGAL TRES coming out of the cabin on starboard side during a fishing voyage on the high seas off the Shetland Islands.Upon opening the door, a fire was discovered there.It was possible to extinguish this immediately using two fire extinguishers.A 21-year-old seaman was found lifeless in the berth in the cabin.Immediately initiated attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.
Investigation’ s Conclusions
The fatal accident is due to the development of a smouldering fire on a fan heater.This fan heater was taken on board without the knowledge of the ship’s command.Clothing or rubber boots hung above the heater to dry cought fire.
The owner replaced most of the electrical system in the cabins which are to be inspected to the cables of installation of unauthorised electrical appliances.
In all likelihood,the accident happened without involvement of another person.The publication of safety recommendations has been dispensed with.
Further information may be found by reading the investigation report below
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