Risk Focus: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

Risk Focus: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

In the 2016 policy year, the Club suffered a small number of high value casualty cases. Most notable out of these larger casualties were four collisions involving fishing vessels. Although, it is difficult to observe a trend at such low frequencies, there is sufficient anecdotal evidence from the other clubs in the International Group to suggest that there is a wider problem involving navigation close to fishing vessels.

In order to help our Members manage this risk and to learn from these often tragic events, we have worked with experts in fisheries and aquaculture to produce a guide for Masters and their Bridge teams on how to reduce the risk of collisions with fishing vessels.

If you would like more information on this topic, or on any of the other areas covered by the Club’s risk focus publications please contact the loss prevention department lossprevention.ukclub@thomasmiller.com.

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