Fatal fall fishing trawler 'had 23 deficiencies', inspectors find
Nuertey Annang was aboard the Aquarius near Aberdeen when he fell in the early hours of August 17.
A fishing trawler inspected shortly after a man fell overboard and was lost at sea had nearly two dozen issues.
Ghanian Nuertey Annang was serving aboard the Aquarius during the incident near Aberdeen in the early hours of August 17.
A major air and sea search was launched near Girdleness Lighthouse but the body of the 47-year-old has never been found.
A newly-released report from the Maritime and Coastguard agency shows that during an inspection four days later, engineers found 23 “deficiencies” on the Banff-registered boat.
A helicopter and 11 vessels including lifeboats, tugs and commercial ships responded to the Aquarius’ call for help but Mr Annang’s body has never been located.
A Marine Accident Investigation Branch inquiry into the incident is still under way.
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