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French fishing vessel catches fire, all three rescued

According to the Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea (Premar Manche), on Monday, April 22, the fishing vessel ‘Saint Jean Pierre’ caught fire in the English Channel traffic separation scheme about 26 nm off Boulogne-sur-Mer. Although the crew were rescued, the vessel sank within hours. 

Safety equipment check vital to ensure safe operations

In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes an incident where a fishing vessel caught fire. Flames broke out in the wheelhouse through a cable penetration in the deck, while an explosion blew out the wheelhouse windows and blew off the roof. It is possible that a leak allowed petrol into the vessel’s bilge .

Poor maintenance of electrical equipment leads to fishing vessel total loss

In latest edition of its Safety Digest, the UK MAIB describes a case of fire in the crew mess room of a fishing vessel that was secured alongside in port. The three crew who were sleeping onboard escaped without injury, but the vessel was extensively damaged. The investigation identified that electrical failure was the key cause.

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