The total cost to the Department of investigations and inquiries into the loss of the FV Gaul was £6.5 million.
£ Original Formal Investigation 1975 20,000 MAIB 1998 survey 692,000 Re-opened Formal Investigation 5,800,000
Original Formal Investigation 1975
MAIB 1998 survey
Re-opened Formal Investigation
No adjustment has been made for 2006 prices.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch provided the inquiry with a copy of a full set of technical drawings for the vessel, a number of which detailed the design of these chutes. These drawings were reviewed by the technical experts and the expert representing the Department for Transport referred to these drawings in the production of the document “Notes on the duff and offal chutes”, submitted to the Re-opened Formal Investigation. These notes included comments on the design of the chutes and the potential design inadequacies.