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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
Marine Notice: Hi-Line Protocols For Helicopter SAR Assistance
Rescue
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) details the proper hi-line protocols when receiving assistance from a search and rescue helicopter. The notice follows the findings of last year’s MCIB report into…
Photograph of the two-person canoe that capsized in the incident off Kenmare on 31 January 2016
MCIB
#MCIB - Basic water safety precautions were not taken before a canoe capsize incident that led to the drowning of a man off Kenmare almost a year ago. That’s the main conclusion of the official report into the tragedy in…
The remains of Pegasus following salvage from Galway Bay off Rinville
MCIB
#MCIB - A loose gas hose is the most likely cause of an explosion that sank a restored classic yacht in Galway Bay earlier this year, according to the official investigation into the incident. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, an…
The boat pinned to trees in the Shannon hours after the tragic incident on 4 February 2016
MCIB
#MCIB - The dangers of boating while under the influence have been highlighted in the official report into an incident on the Shannon near Limerick city earlier this year. One man died and three others were hospitalised after their boat…
The prawn trawler Endurance, on which the fatal incident occurred, sails out of Baltimore in West Cork
Fishing
#Fishing - Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Egyptian crewman on a fishing trawler off the Co Clare coast on Tuesday night (8 November). According to The Irish Times, the 53-year-old deckhand was injured in an…
Fractures to the starboard bulwark of the Cara Rose recovered after the incident in September 2015
MCIB
#MCIB - Small fishing craft used for non-commercial potting must comply with the code of practice for recreational craft, investigators have warned in their report on the death of a fisherman in an incident off the Mayo coast last year.…
MV Cielo di Monaco
MCIB
#MCIB - Poor mooring configuration and adherence to safety procedures have been identified as main factors in the interim report on an incident involving a 'handy size' bulker at Greenore Port last year. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the MV Cielo…
FV Oileán an Óir
MCIB
#MCIB - Two fishing crew died after exposure to toxic gases that were not detected within their trawler's refrigeration system, according to the official findings on the incident in Killybegs a year ago. The new report from the Maritime Casualty…
The FV Napier before it was lost in a sudden flooding incident of the Saltee Islands on 30 January 2014
Fishing
#Fishing - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport reminds fishing vessel operators to monitor their bilge spaces prior, during and after voyages. It is also essential that bilge alarms are tested regularly, to determine…
A CCTV image of Jillian before picking up its final passengers from Kilmore Quay
MCIB
#MCIB - The lack of a handheld VHF radio or float-free EPIRB potentially delayed the rescue of passengers from a capsized vessel off the Saltee Islands last August. One man died by drowning but nine others were rescued after a…
The MFV Our Jenna's stern area from deck level, showing the removed bulwark
MCIB
#MCIB - Unapproved modifications to a lobster boat may have contributed to the loss of a crewman off Donegal last summer, according to the official report into the incident. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the man died after falling overboard…
MCIB
#MCIB - Protocols for SAR helicopter rescues and the use of emergency portable pumps should be included in safety training for fishing vessels. Those were among the recommendations from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board's (MCIB) report on the sinking of…
MCIB
#MCIB - A large boulder snagged in its dredge net caused a razor clam boat to capsize in Rosslare Harbour earlier this year, in an incident judged to have been "predictable" by investigators. The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has…
MCIB
#MCIB - The official report into the death of a kayaker on a Wicklow river last year recommends that anyone kayaking a river of Grade 3 or above should carry a personal locator beacon. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Shane…
Hidden Flooding Led To Capsize That Killed Two Anglers On Lough Ree - MCIB
MCIB
#MCIB - Unnoticed flooding of their boat caused a trio of anglers from Portadown to go overboard near Hodson Bay on the Shannon Navigation last year, taking two lives. That's according to the report into the incident by the Marine…
No Answers For Mystery Razor Boat Sinking Last Summer
MCIB
#MCIB - What caused a razor clam boat to capsize off Rosslare a year ago? According to accident investigators, the answer remains a mystery. It was this day a year ago (15 July 2014) when the MFV Molly's Quest set…

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