MO-2022-207

The Boy Roel, a 15m fishing vessel, lies alongside at a wharf. Photo taken 2018
The Boy Roel, a 15m fishing vessel, lies alongside at a wharf. Photo taken 2018
Fishing vessel Boy Roel, serious injury involving trawl winch gear, 17 nm off Tauranga, 12 December 2022
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
The Commission is investigating a serious accident that occurred on Monday 12 December onboard the New Zealand registered fishing trawler Boy Roel.

The reported circumstances were that the vessel’s winch equipment malfunctioned and the skipper suffered serious injury (two broken legs and head injury).

The vessel was about 17 nautical miles off the Tauranga harbour entrance when the accident occurred.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].