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    RIP lads a very very sad day, Davie

    http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/...boat-1-6374292

    Tragedy struck Whitby harbour this morning after two fishermen were found dead on board a boat.

    The bodies of two crew members were found in their beds having believed to be the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    The boat is one of a party of vessels visiting Whitby from Milford Haven in South Wales.

    However, it has been suggested that the boat was crewed by men from Amble in Northumberland.

    It is believed they had left an oven ring burning throughout the night to provide extra heat on the boat.

    A small market had been held at the Pier Road fish market early this morning, with no idea of the tragedy that had struck the vessel, moored just next to the building.

    The vessel had been berthed beside the market building to allow it to be refuelled, and it is only when the fuel tanker arrived that the bodies were discovered.

    Darren Butcher of Whitby Fish Market said: “As I got here there was shouting and they were trying to wake them up.

    “Then at about 9.45am when the other crew were here, they must have thought ‘hey up, where’s these two lads?’

    “They’ve gone aboard, kicked the door in and obviously found them there.”

    The vessel actually has a crew of three people, with another man opting to sleep on a different vessel last night, a decision which appears to have saved his life.

    The vessels are visiting Whitby to exploit the scallop shoals which are found in abundance off our coastline. The boats would normally have been at sea, had poor weather not forced them to remain in the harbour.

    Although the Whitby Gazette is aware of the boat on which the incident has occurred, this information will be released when the next of kin have been informed.

    Police added that the deaths are currently unexplained, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

    The Health and Safety Executive and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch have been informed of the deaths.

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    RNLI chaplain, David Smith, spoke to the Gazette after Whitby’s lifeboat team helped take the bodies of two crew members off the boat this afternoon (Wednesday).

    He said: “It is part of the training, but it does not help when you get things like this happening. As a community, Whitby will be devastated.

    “When boats are at sea, things happen which is obviously why the RNLI go out on jobs, but you don’t expect a boat in the harbour to go through this.”

    3.30pm

    Police investigating the cause of the two deaths have said that although carbon monoxide poisoning is a possibility, other causes are being investigated.

    The cause of the men’s death will be confirmed after post mortem and forensic examinations have been completed, which may take a number of days.

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    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...orth-yorkshire



    Two scallop fisherman have been found dead on a boat in Whitby harbour, North Yorkshire.

    It is believed the men were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. A police investigation has begun, but the deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

    In a statement, North Yorkshire police said: "Officers were called at 9.55am to a boat moored in Whitby harbour after concern was raised for the safety of the occupants. On arrival they found the bodies of two people who had sadly been pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

    "Although the deaths are currently unexplained there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident."

    A source close to the investigation added: "It is looking like it might be carbon monoxide poisoning. It does not look suspicious."

    Darren Butcher, a fishmonger, who watched the bodies being removed on orange stretchers, said: "It was a couple of lads who had slept on board. It's thought they were trying to warm up and put a gas ring on, it blew out and the gas has killed them."

    He added: "It wasn't until an oil tanker came and tried to wake them up that set the alarm off."

    The dead men are believed to be young fisherman from Milford Haven, who had been scalloping at Whitby for several weeks.

    Butcher said: "There are three or four boats here from Milford Haven. Some of the other lads from those jumped aboard, forced their way in, and found them in their beds."

    The bodies of the two men were taken by dingy across the harbour to Whitby life boat station.

    The Health and Safety Executive and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch have been informed of the deaths.

    "Whitby is a very grim place to be in at the moment," said Shaun Wood, owner of Whitby Fish Sales. "Things like this shouldn't happen. These kind of deaths are avoidable. There should have be carbon monoxide alarms on board."

    Typically fisherman earn £70 for a bag of scallops, with catches varying from between 10 to 30 bags. "It's hard way of earning a living," Wood said. He said poor wages forced many visiting fisherman to stay overnight in their boats.

    "There is no other accommodation unless you pay, so the cheapest option is to sleep on board the boat," he said. "There's an awful lot that do it, including Filipinos. When their boats are in harbour that's their accommodation."

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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...ns-two-3025765

    Two fisherman found dead on trawler feared killed by carbon monoxide poisoning


    Bodies found in their beds on a boat in Whitby Harbour after 'oven ring left on overnight for heat'



    Two fishermen who were found dead on a trawler today are thought to have been victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Their bodies were found in their beds on their boat this morning.

    It is believed they may have left their oven ring on all night for extra heat after mooring up next to a fish market in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

    A post mortem on both bodies was held later.

    The victims were one of a party of vessels visiting the seaside resort from Milford Haven in South Wales - but the two victims are believed to be from Amble in Northumberland.

    They were part of a crew of three trawling for scallops off the coast but the third member is thought to have made a life-saving decision to spend the night sleep in another boat.

    The two men lay dead in a boat moored right next to Pier Road fish market as customers arrived.

    They had been waiting to refuel and were only discovered after the tanker arrived and colleagues tried to raise them.

    Darren Butcher of Whitby Fish Market said: "As I got here there was shouting and they were trying to wake them up.

    "Then at about 9.45am when the other crew were here, they must have thought 'hey up, where's these two lads?' They've gone aboard, kicked the door in and obviously found them there."

    The vessels are visiting Whitby for the scallop shoals which are found in abundance off the coastline.

    The boats would normally have been at sea but the poor weather not forced them to remain in the harbour.

    Police said the deaths are currently unexplained, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection

    with the incident.

    In a statement, North Yorkshire police said: "Officers were called at 9.55am to a boat moored in Whitby harbour after concern was raised for the safety of the occupants.

    "On arrival they found the bodies of two people who had sadly been pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

    "The next of kin have not yet been informed of the deaths. Although the deaths are currently unexplained there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

    The Health and Safety Executive and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch have been informed.


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    The lads have been named , I'm posting the article below but refuse point blank to link to it due to some idiot posting a video of the RNLI aboard the boat I am totally disgusted by the Whitby Gazette you'd think coming from a fishing town they would show more respect, Davie

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    Probe under way as fishing boat men named

    The two fishermen who died on board a boat moored in Whitby harbour have been named.

    Mark Arries (26), from Blythe and Edward Ide (21) from Amble in Northumberland had been working on the fishing vessel M220 Eshcol.

    The boat is one of a small party of vessels, all registered at Milford Haven in South Wales, that had been fishing for scallops off the Whitby coast for a number of weeks.

    The bodies of two crew members were found in their beds and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into the cause, with carbon monoxide poisoning believed to be the most likely cause of death.

    A small market had been held at the Pier Road fish market early Wednesday morning, with no idea of the tragedy that had struck the vessel, moored just next to the building.

    The vessel had been berthed beside the market building to allow it to be refuelled, and it is only when the fuel tanker arrived that the bodies were discovered.

    Darren Butcher of Whitby Fish Market said: “As I got here there was shouting and they were trying to wake them up.

    “Then at about 9.45am when the other crew were here, they must have thought ‘hey up, where’s these two lads?’ They’ve gone aboard, kicked the door in and obviously found them there.”

    The vessel actually has a crew of three people, with another man opting to sleep on a different vessel the previous night, a decision which appears to have saved his life.

    The vessels are visiting Whitby to exploit scallop shoals which are found off our coastline.

    The boats would normally have been at sea, had poor weather not forced them to remain in the harbour.

    RNLI chaplain, David Smith, spoke to the Gazette after Whitby’s lifeboat team helped take the bodies of two crew members off the boat.

    He said: “It is part of the training, but it does not help when you get things like this happening. As a community, Whitby will be devastated.

    “When boats are at sea, things happen, which is obviously why the RNLI go out on jobs, but you don’t expect a boat in the harbour to go through this.”

    Police added that the deaths are currently unexplained, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

    Although carbon monoxide poisoning is a possibility, other causes are also being investigated.

    The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the deaths.

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    Again from the Whitby Gazette but yet again they have a photo showing the RNLI aboard the boat so I will NOT link to it

    Family and friends have paid tribute to the two men who passed away on board their fishing boat on Tuesday.

    Mark Arries (26), from Amble, and Edward Ide (21), from Blyth, were named as the two men found dead on board the M220 Eshcol, a fishing boat moored beside Whitby Fish Market on Tuesday morning.

    Mark and Edward’s loved ones identified their bodies on Wednesday afternoon, before police officially released their names. Tributes were being paid to the men at Amble, where flowers were left at the harbour the pair often fished from, and on social networking website Facebook.

    Mark is said to have been born at Amble and lived with fiancée Kim Grieve and their young daughter.

    Edward was raised in Amble and attended the same school. He has since moved to Blyth, where he lived with his girlfriend.

    Both men are said to have been fishermen since school, with Mark’s dad and brother also in the trade.

    At Amble harbour yesterday, Mark’s cousin Karl Stewart (27) who lives in the town, described the pair as “really kind hearted people.”

    He said: “They had a heart for everybody. Mark was a family man. He always stuck to his fishing. He needed to work and he would do it for people. And Eddie was the same.

    “Mark was born in Amble, when he was younger he wanted to be on the boats from when he was little. Fishing was his life.

    “They were based here but they went everywhere really. They were great lads, both of them.”

    Emily Wintrip (25) from Amble, a friend of Mark’s since nursery, added: “He was a lovely lad, really nice, you could not get a better person. He loved what he was doing at sea, it was all he has ever wanted to do from school, it is just a tragedy it had to end at sea.”

    Emily had visited the harbour earlier to lay flowers, as had a number of other people in the town.

    Messages of condolence have been left on Kim’s Facebook page while on her page, Mark’s mother Tracey Stewart posted: “Thanks for all the messages, totally devastated can’t believe my boy has gone, love you always xx”

    Tributes were also paid on the Facebook group Fishing News.

    The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained with an investigation under way.

    There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident. Reports have suggested the men suffered carbon monoxide poisoning having left an oven ring burning throughout the night to provide heat.

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    Boat owner admits safety breaches after death of fishermen

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    Boat owner 'not aware' of guidelines over men's deaths

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    Boat owner jailed over fishermen's death in Whitby

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    Jail term for unsafe operation of fishing vessel

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    The owner of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for the unsafe operation of a fishing vessel and failing to ensure that the gas cooker was properly maintained.

    Timothy Bowman-Davies from Milford Haven was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. Two crew members on board the Eshcol, owned by Mr Bowman-Davies, died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in 2014.

    Eshcol had docked in Whitby in the early morning of the 14 January 2014 to land scallops. On board were a crew of three, including the skipper Mark Arries and Edward (Eddie) Ide. Mr Bowman-Davies collected the catch that evening and dropped off stores for Eshcol and two other boats owned by him.

    He then headed home, while the third crewman headed off to his girlfriend’s house for the night with the skipper’s permission. Mark Arries and Edward Ide spent the rest of the night on board.

    The following morning when no movement was seen on the Eshcol, crewmen on the nearby vessels became concerned. Two of them broke into the wheelhouse/cabin and discovered the bodies of the two crewmen. The Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) fired cooker was seen to be lit when they entered. The emergency services were called.

    The two men were pronounced deceased at the scene. A post-mortem showed they died as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Eshcol was not fitted with a carbon monoxide detector and the LPG Cooker was subsequently shown to be defective. It had not been serviced or examined by a GAS SAFE engineer.

    Eshcol was inspected by the MCA and detained with 34 deficiencies.

    In passing sentence HHJ Bayliss QC said: ‘Those who employ others and whose actions create a risk of harm must take the consequences when harm results, such as here. The least possible sentence I can impose, based on the mitigating factors, is 15 months in prison.’

    He said that it was because the offences were so serious and that two men had died, he could impose a custodial sentence.

    David Fenner, Fishing Vessel Policy Manager with the MCA, said it was strongly recommended that carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are installed in every enclosed space that contains a fired cooking or heating appliance and where an engine exhaust penetrates through the wheelhouse or crew space. Fired appliances apply to, but may not be limited to, appliances fired by LPG, diesel or paraffin.

    ‘This recommendation is being taken forward as part of a wider package of safety measures for fishing vessels. It has been subject to extensive public consultation and will be implemented as soon as parliamentary time allows and it is our expectation that this will be early in the autumn,’ he said.

    ‘I would also like to thank North Yorkshire Police for their help and assistance in bring this prosecution forward.’

    ‘The risks from carbon monoxide are well known and that is why specific safety measures have to be taken,’ commented Captain Jeremy Smart, Head of the MCA's Enforcement Unit. ‘Sadly, two people lost their lives in this case. We hope that this successful prosecution sends a strong message to the fishing community that unsafe practices will be taken seriously and action will be taken so more lives aren’t lost in the future.’

    Source: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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