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    Not a good day at all very quiet down the harbour still se a few bunches of flowers laid down beside the pier yes he did loose a good crewman and a very pleasant man too jason
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    R.i.p You Lads You Are Safely Anchored Now Love To All Your Family And Friends And All The Fr Fishing Community

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    Warning on overnight ship stays
    Ship owners have been told they could be breaching health and safety guidelines by allowing crew members to remain onboard vessels overnight.

    The warning from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) follows the deaths of three men in a fire on a ship in Fraserburgh Harbour this summer.

    The MCA said safety systems intended for use at sea may become inadequate when the ship is shut down in harbour.

    It said action could be taken by inspectors who discover offenders.

    Rimants Venckus, 50, from Latvia, and Filipinos Ramilito Capangpangan Calipayan and Benjamin Rosello Potot, both 33, died on Friday 1 August.

    They were on board the prawn trawler Vision II.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/7733817.stm

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    Default Safety chief warns of “new hazard” developing in fishing industry

    http://www.fishnewseu.com/latest-new...-industry.html

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnewseu
    Thursday, 14 May 2009 10:03

    THE deaths of three foreign fishermen on board a trawler at Fraserburgh last year has brought sharply into focus a "new hazard" developing in the fishing industry, a safety chief has warned.

    Writing in the foreword of the latest safety bulletin issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), the branch's chief inspector of marine accidents Stephen Meyer underlines that simply saying that fishing is a dangerous occupation is no longer a valid excuse for accidents.

    And he contends that "almost none" of the recent deaths and fishing vessel losses were unavoidable.

    Twenty fishing vessels were lost and eight fishermen died in onboard accidents last year and Mr Meyer says that few of the losses were the result of vessels being overwhelmed at sea.

    "Awareness of the risks, safe practices, good maintenance, sensible safety equipment and trained crews would have prevented nearly all recent accidents," he adds.

    Meanwhile the loss of three foreign crewmen in a fire on board the Vision II at Fraserburgh last August had brought into focus a new hazard developing in the fishing industry.

    With the advent of more fishermen from overseas, more crew are sleeping on board their vessel in their home port, but he said many fishing vessels were not suited to this, lacking even the "most basic" safety requirements.

    Mr Meyer went on: "Alarms are normally fitted to sound in the wheelhouse, with the result that fishermen sleeping below cannot hear them.

    "More worrying still, many alarms are disabled when alongside, due to limitations in shore power," he added.

    Emergency escape routes were often locked when alongside for security reasons and access to a vessel was often dangerous, particularly at night and perhaps when returning to a vessel after having a few drinks.

    "If you are going to have crew members living on board, please think through the dangers and put in place appropriate safety measures," he went on.

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    Default Inquiry into trawler blaze deaths

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/8438674.stm

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC
    A fatal accident inquiry is due to be held to determine the cause of a fire which killed three crewmen on a fishing boat in Fraserburgh.

    The inquiry is due to take place later this year.

    It will investigate the blaze on board the Banff-registered trawler Vision II in Fraserburgh harbour.

    Filipinios Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, and 50-year-old Latvian Rimants Venckus died in the fire on 1 August 2008.

    A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report said a faulty heater or a smouldering cigarette were the likely cause of the fire.

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    Investigators found that Mr Calipayan and Mr Potot probably died sleeping on benches in the galley.

    The body of Mr Venckus was found in the wheelhouse. It is thought he may have collapsed while trying to escape.

    The investigators concluded Mr Venckus chose an escape route, via the wheelhouse, that was most affected by smoke and heat.

    Had he chosen an alternative route, however, he would have discovered that an escape hatch was seized.

    None of the dead crewmen had undergone a UK basic safety awareness course.

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    Default Inquiry date set over fishermen fire deaths

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/8556375.stm

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    A fatal accident inquiry into a fire which killed three crewmen on a fishing boat in Fraserburgh is to be held in July, it has been announced.

    It will investigate the blaze on board the Banff-registered trawler Vision II.

    Filipinios Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, and 50-year-old Rimants Venckus died in the fire on 1 August 2008.

    The FAI is scheduled for three days from 20 July at Peterhead Sheriff Court.

    A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report earlier said a faulty heater or a smouldering cigarette was the likely cause of the fire.

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    Default New delays hit probe into fire that killed three crewmen on fishing boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Press and Journal
    Fiscal tells sheriff fresh evidence has emerged from health and safety executive

    By Stephen Christie

    Published: 22/07/2010

    A formal inquiry into a blaze on board a fishing boat that killed three crewmen has been put off for five months.

    The investigation was due to begin at Peterhead yesterday to try to determine what caused the fire on the Banff-registered Vision II in August 2008.

    Filipinos Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, died on board the vessel. Latvian crewman Rimants Venckus, 50, was overcome as he tried to scramble out of the burning boat.

    The 90ft vessel was berthed at Fraserburgh harbour for a refit when the fire took hold.

    Procurator fiscal David Thorburn yesterday asked Sheriff Marysia Lewis, sitting at Peterhead Sheriff Court, to delay the hearing.

    He said there had been difficulty contacting the dead men’s families and that fresh information had been received from the Health and Safety Executive.

    “I feel that there has not been enough communication with my office and the next of kin,” Mr Thorburn said.

    “There has been insufficient contact with their families and it is not clear whether or not they would wish to be represented at or attend the inquiry.”

    The fiscal added: “New information has also come to light which requires to be referred to authors of two reports for the inquiry.”

    Sheriff Lewis agreed to adjourn the inquiry until December when it is expected to last five days.

    It will examine what changes and improvements have been made since the fatal blaze, as well as what lessons can be learned.

    It was initially investigated by the Department of Transport’s Marine Accidents Investigation Branch.

    Officials failed to pinpoint the exact cause of the fire, however.

    In their report, it was ruled that the fire broke out inside the Vision II’s galley and may have been caused by a faulty heater or a cigarette.

    The blaze raised concerns about the pay and working conditions of migrant fishermen in north-east boats.

    Officials from the Inter- national Transport Workers’ Federation said they were investigating complaints from Filipino fishermen at Fraserburgh, but locals have always insisted that crewmen from overseas living in Fraserburgh were happy and well looked after.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-13399450

    Fraserburgh fire deaths boat 'engulfed in smoke'

    A fishing boat in which three crewmen died at Fraserburgh harbour was engulfed in smoke, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.

    The men were killed in a fire which swept through the Banff-registered trawler Vision II in August 2008.

    They were Filipinos Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, and 50-year-old Latvian, Rimants Venckus.

    Witness Alan Beedie told Peterhead Sheriff Court he raised the alarm and there was nothing more he could do.

    Mr Beedie, 61, a harbour security guard, said he was on patrol on the night of the incident.

    He said a lot of foreign seamen stayed on boats.

    Mr Beedie said he saw smoke in the early hours coming from the wheelhouse area, and thought someone was cooking, but realised something was not right.
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    He went aboard to check but was engulfed in smoke. He opened another door and was again engulfed.

    Mr Beedie said the smoke was thick and he could not see anything.

    Five minutes later the emergency services arrived.

    Skipper Zander Jack, 50, from Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, told the FAI he only took ownership of Vision II the day before the fire.

    A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report after the incident said a faulty heater or a smouldering cigarette were the likely causes of the fire.

    The FAI had been due to start last summer.

    However it was postponed after the court heard there had been difficulty contacting the dead men's families and that fresh information had been received from the Health and Safety Executive.

    The inquiry continues on Tuesday.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-13425539

    Fraserburgh deaths inquiry told of boat fire rescue bid

    Members of the emergency services have told how they were confronted with flames and smoke on a fishing boat in which three crewmen died.

    Filipinos Ramilito Calipayan and Benjamin Potot, both 33, and 50-year-old Latvian Rimants Venckus died at Fraserburgh harbour.

    A fire swept through the Banff-registered trawler Vision II in 2008.

    Firemen and paramedics told a fatal accident inquiry at Peterhead Sheriff Court the bodies were found inside.

    One of the firefighters told the second day of the FAI the smoke was so thick he could not see his hand in front of his face.

    The court heard two of the dead men were found in the galley, and the other in the wheelhouse.

    A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report after the incident said a faulty heater or a smouldering cigarette were the likely causes of the fire.

    The FAI had been due to start last summer.

    However, it was postponed after the court heard there had been difficulty contacting the dead men's families and that fresh information had been received from the Health and Safety Executive.

    The inquiry continues on Wednesday.

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