Completed PE Summary
|Registered Owner & Manager:||W Harvey and Sons|
|Port of registry:||Penzance|
|Date & Time||10/05/04 16:49|
|Location of incident:||Harbour area|
|Persons onboard:||4 crew 1 passenger|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Ship lost|
Fv Julian Paul ran aground then sank while leaving Le Dibien, France.
As a consequence of problems identified by the crew of the Julian Paul when trying to release the liferaft from its lashing, a survey of the quick release arrangement for liferafts on a number of fishing vessels was undertaken. This confirmed there was a widespread problem with the operation of senhouseslip quick release arrangements. (The MAIB has highlighted this problem by issuing a widely distributed Safety Bulletin.)
The Chief Inspector has also made two recommendations to the owners of the vessel with reference to:
The quick release mechanisms fitted to the liferaft.
Safety Training of the crew.