Over the last 10 years, 46 people have died on fishing vessels of less than 15m, so the MAIB have made several recommendations to improve safety and make the water a safer place for all fishermen.
To address some of these recommendations, the MCA have been developing a new code of practice for small fishing vessels.
The code proposes new requirements for all vessels in:
- Construction, watertight and weathertight integrity
- Electrical installations
- Crew protection
- Man overboard recovery
- In and out of water inspections