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Investigation of marine accident in Breivikfjord, Hasvik municipality, Troms and Finnmark county

On 8 May 8 2020, the fishing boat Sørbris LM8515 with one person on board foundered while hauling fishing nets in the Breivikfjord. The fisherman, resident in the municipality of Sørreisa, was located in the sea approx. 1 nautical mile from land later that evening. The fisherman was confirmed dead a short time later.

Sørbis was in agreement with another and somewhat larger vessel to pull fishing nets belonging to this vessel.

The Accident Investigation Board is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. The investigation will include an assessment of the weather conditions, loading and mode of operation, the suitability of the vessel for the fishing operation in question, and the regulations that include the vessel group.

Latest update: 20.05.2020.

Facts

Location Breivikfjorden, Troms and Finnmark county
Occurrence date 08.05.2020
Accident category Foundering
Area Norwegian Territorial Waters
Name of vessel Sørbris
Accident type Fatal Accident
Vessel type Fishing Vessel

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