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explosion on vessel Galwad-Y-Mor - preliminary assessment report - 21/12/20

28 Dec 2020

Explosion resulting in damage to fishing vessel Galwad-Y-Mor

 

Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) publish a preliminary assessment of the explosion resulting in damage and abandonment of the potting fishing vessel Galwad-Y-Mor (BRD116), 22 nautical miles north of Cromer, Norfolk on 15 December 2020.

 

The information contained in this preliminary assessment is based on investigations to date. Readers are cautioned that new evidence may become available that might alter the circumstances as depicted in this statement, and the MAIB’s final report of this accident.

 

Galwad-Y-Mor was a 12.9m registered length, potting fishing vessel built in 2007, operating in potting fishing grounds east of the Wash on 15 December 2020.   It was powered by a 268kW main engine driving a single, fixed-pitch propeller; deck machinery included a crane and hauler for handling pots. There were seven crew on board, two UK nationals and five Latvians. All crew members suffered injuries, some life-changing, during the explosion.

 

To read the report:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preliminary-assessment-galwad-y-mor/explosion-resulting-in-damage-to-fishing-vessel-galwad-y-mor