Investigation into the J69 "Soixante Neuf" marine accident
Produced by the
Economic Development (Economy)
British Registry of Ships
and published on
01 Sep 2014
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The incident of Sunday 3 November involved the potential loss of two fisherman and a small open dinghy in the vicinity of the Ecrehous, resulting in a major search and rescue operation being launched. The outcome was fortunate in that there was no loss of life; the fishing vessel J69 was itself undamaged and the crew were all rescued with no permanent ill effects.
The incident was, at the time, very serious. It involved a significant number of personnel and assets, all of which were placed in danger given the very bad weather and that operations were conducted at night.
As a result, it was decided to seek an external investigation with the aim of establishing facts and ascertaining whether there were safety lessons to learn for the future.