Safety on fishing boats

The Transportation Safety Board has released a report into the drowning of a fisherman off Clark’s Harbour in 2015.

The crew was setting lobster traps on the opening day of the season when a deckhand’s feet got caught trying to free ropes on a trap and he was hauled overboard.  The TSB says the fishing industry has issues with unsafe operating practices and crew training nationwide. It’s recommending captains run regular safety drills for their crews to prevent such accidents from happening.