Paragraph Boat’s Loss Poses Questions – Just over a year after its delivery, Norwegian longliner F/V Fay sank

Built at Stadyard, F/V Fay was typical for new larger Norwegian coastal fishing vessels, with a 20.99 metre overall length and a 10 metre beam. Such proportions are not unusual for new vessels in this class – and the reason is the Norwegian quota system which limits certain quotas within length brackets. In Norwegian, these rulebeaters are known as paragraph boats, designed to get around regulatory restrictions. What really happened when  F/V Fay was lost? The report explains that while shooting the line, a power failure occurred, and  in a dead ship situation it was not possible to close the setting hatch. The investigation also found that the approved stability calculations for Fay did not meet requirements. photos, >click to read< 21:50

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