The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has made recommendations to the MFV Louisa’s
owners - Louisa’s owners, Duncan and Murdo Kennedy, of Pairc, Lewis - regarding vessel
maintenance, safety equipment servicing and risk assessment.
Duncan and Murdo Kennedy said: “The tragic events of 9 April 2016 resulted in the
loss of three fine fisherman and our thoughts remain with the families of Martin
Johnstone, Chris Morrison, Paul Alliston and surviving crew member, Lachlan Armstrong.
“We have fully cooperated with the MAIB inquiry and are committed to implementing
the report’s recommendations.
“We hope the wider issues raised in the report will lead to improved safety for all
those working at sea and prevent any similar incident from happening.”