Staying Safe at Sea

Staying Safe at Sea

A recent online event hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fisheries explored the issue of safety onboard fishing vessels, and how the efforts of communication, legislation, technology and industry uptake can help make fishing a safer profession.

Please find below the excerpt of the Hook Marine session reproduced with the kind permission of APPG on Fisheries.

For the full event recording and the Q&A session please follow the link below

What A Show

What A Show!

Hook Marine visits the Pacific Marine Expo 2019

What a Show! The show is one of the largest in the world, and takes place every November in Seattle, WA.

It is ideally placed for doing business with the Pacific Northwest fleet who fish the treacherous waters of Alaska. The range of equipment on show was extensive, and the Main Hall extended to 15 aisles! The Alaska Hall had further booths to view, plus dedicated areas for seminars and workshops – around 440 booths in all.

The seminars were of real interest, on topics including safety. Why not have teaching and training sessions for fishermen at all our exhibitions? Or contact us for individual company sessions on vessel stability monitoring?

Be Safe – Be Stable

Hook Marine Ltd | PO Box 8578 Troon KA10 6WQ Scotland

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Seafood Cornwall Training Update

Seafood Cornwall Training will be holding safety update sessions during the week of 30th September.

Hook Marine is delighted to be taking part, and looks forward to meeting everyone concerned with fishing safety at the following ports:

  • Monday 30th September: Newlyn
  • Tuesday 1st October: Newquay
  • Wednesday 2nd October: Padstow
  • Thursday 3rd October: Mevagissey
  • Friday 4th October: Looe

Come and see our SeaWise stability monitor which gives you a real-time read-out of your stability reserves while at sea. Come and talk to us, and find out if we can make life safer at sea for you.

Be safe! Be stable!

Vessel Losses in Commercial Fishing

Vessel Losses in Commercial Fishing

Vessel Losses in Commercial Fishing – Step Changes Required

The accident rates in commercial fishing remain stubbornly high for both crews and fishing vessels. During the UK Maritime Safety Week it is appropriate to consider action that can be put in place now.

Vessel Losses in Commercial Fishing – what is required is action to bring about a step change in the accident rates?

First of all, we must look at the reasons for disasters, whether they happen when fishing or when sailing to or from the fishing grounds.

One factor stands out above all others. The stability of fishing vessels is largely an unknown factor for the owners or the crew. Even when a vessel’s stability is assessed when newly built (not all are), the stability of a vessel changes constantly during a voyage, with fuel and water being consumed in normal operation. However, many adverse factors can alter the stability of a boat including water ingress to the hull, water on deck, icing on the superstructure, overloading, and unchecked vessel modifications.

A solution is now ready for use on your boat. The SeaWise™ stability monitor is now available for new vessel installation or for retrofitting to existing boats.

Be stable – Come home safely

If you – boat owner, skipper, regulator, naval architect, surveyor, marine engineer, safety practitioner – share our concerns, please contact us for further information on this innovative early warning device.

Hook Marine Ltd | +44 (0)1292 679500 | |

How Stable Is Your Vessel?

How stable is your vessel?

SeaWise Stability Monitor

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