Sea Fishing Disasters

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and poses a substantial risk of death or serious injury to those working in the industry. These articles look at the times when commercial fishing boats have been involved in disasters and accidents.

The Sinking of the Antares | The small Scottish trawler Antares was lost in an accident with a Royal Navy submarine. Find out what happened here.

Submarine and Trawler Collision Incidents | Over the years there have been a number of incidents where submarines have collided with the submerged nets of trawlers. Read more here.

FV GaulThe Loss of FV Gaul | The trawler FV Gaul was lost in the UK’s worst peacetime fishing disaster. Controversy and conspiracy theories about the loss of the vessel continue to this day.

The Mysterious Final Journey of MV Alta | Following engine failure the crewless MV Alta was abandoned and drifted across the Atlantic for almost two years. Find out more here.