A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB
) spokesman confirmed the organisation has launched an official probe into the grounding of the vessel.
spokesman said: "We have sent two investigators to Kilkeel, Northern Ireland to investigate an accident involving the death of a crewman on fishing vessel Artemis while alongside in port."
also encouraged the Road Haulage Association to distribute the safety bulletin to members to help warn drivers.
But the MAIB
report into the tragedy said: "Notwithstanding his extensive qualifications, Lex was the least experienced member of the group on the expedition.
report contains recommendations for the boat's owners related to entering and working in refrigerated saltwater (RSW) tanks used for storing fish onboard.
The annual report confirms there was no increase in MAIB
premiums for the year from December 1 2017, following the Governments freeze on MAIB
premiums for motor vehicles, motorcycles and taxi or luxury hire cars.
But we need to wait for approval from the MOD and MAIB
before we can move forward.
tests showed high levels of carbon monoxide inside the cockpit with the engine running.
's chief inspector of marine accidents, Steve Clinch, said: "The MAIB
rarely recommends the introduction of new legislation to solve safety problems, but the rate at which commercial fishermen are losing their lives due to drowning shows no sign of reducing.
is recommending that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) ensures that fishing vessels are tested for stability and have updated computer equipment that signals their exact position.
in Holyhead MAIB
concluded Mr Robinson died after falling overboard due to the St Amant having deck walls lower than the minimum statutory height.
said that liaison between the firefighting team and the ship's staff, and the subsequent control of firefighting, was "incomplete and not fully co-ordinated".