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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
MCIB Publish Fatal Powerboat Accident Report on Lough Derg
#powerboat accident – The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has released details of a fatal powerboat accident near Garrykennedy on Lough Derg from 2012.  On the morning of 2nd August 2012, Mr Patrick Danaher purchased fuel for his powerboat at…
MCIB Publish Collision Report Between MV Stena Europe & MV Oscar Wilde
A report into a collision at Rosslare Europort between the "MV Stena Europe & MV Oscar Wilde" has been published recently by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board. On 26th October 2012 the passenger car ferry M/V "Stena Europe" was berthing…
Fisherman Drowned 100 Metres From Shallows Says MCIB Report
#MCIB - Various factors - including poor buoyancy, suboptimal lifejackets and a fateful late decision to swim to shore - have been identified in the official report into the death of a fisherman off the Waterford coast earlier this year.…
Dangers Of Drinking At Sea Raised In Galway Lobsterman Death Report
#MCIB - Marine investigators have emphasised the dangers of drinking while at sea in the official report into the death of a lobster fisherman off Galway in April last year. The body of Gerard Folan was recovered from the waters…
Dinghy Drowning Report Blames Poor Planning
#MCIB - Marine investigators have reiterated the importance of boaters informing people ashore of planned trips in their report into the drowning of a dinghy sailor in West Cork last autumn. As reported last August on, an afternoon sail…
Loss of Buoyancy Led to Drowning of Lady Eileen Crew - MCIB
#MCIB - Overloading of the boat deck and a missing hatch at the stern may have caused a fatal loss of buoyancy that led to the drowning of two fishermen off Co Clare last year, according to the official report…
Department Accepts Recommendations in MCIB Tit Bonhomme Report
The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has accepted all five recommendations from the MCIB report in the 2012 sinking of the Tit Bonhomme trawler published today. The Irish Registered motor fishing vessel "MFV Tit Bonhomme" left Union Hall, Glandore,…
Report on Dundalk Harbour Drowning Raises Importance of Water Safety
#MCIB - Investigators have reiterated the importance of water safety measures such as wearing a lifejacket and having a means of alert when on or near the water in the report into the death of a man in Dundalk Harbour…
Nighttime Navigation Issues Led to Grounding of 'Pirate Queen' - MCIB
#MCIB - "Serious weaknesses" in navigational procedures and practices led to the grounding of a passenger boat at Roonagh Pier in Co Mayo last winter, according to the official report into the incident. The inter-island passenger ferry Pirate Queen -…
Man Lost Arm After Going Overboard from RIB In Cork Harbour
#MCIB - A man who lost his arm when he fell overboard from his boat in Cork Harbour last summer could have avoided the accident if he had followed essential safety precautions, according to the official report into the incident.…
Neglect of Safety Procedures Led To Leg Injury on Fishing Vessel - MCIB
#MCIB - The dangers of performing maintenance tasks on boats while machinery is running have been highlighted in the official investigation into an accident on a fishing vessel off Erris Head in Co Mayo last year. The skipper of the…
Safety Measures Highlighted In Report On Angler's Death
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has again advised recreational boat users to prioritise safety while on the water following the death of an angler on Lough Corrib earlier this year. Clarifying the story previously reported on,…
Lack of Planning, Safety Gear Instrumental in Donegal Point Drowning - MCIB
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has reiterated the importance of forward planning and safety before going on the water after the drowning of a man off Donegal Point in Co Clare on 5 November last year. The…
Bilge Alarms Recommended for Fishing Vessels - MCIB
#MCIB - Bilge alarms in compartments below the water line have been recommended for fishing vessels in the official report into the sinking of the FV Amy Jane off Donegal last year. As previously reported on, the six-man crew…
Overboard Recovery Systems Recommended After Achill Trawler Drowning
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has recommended the use of man overboard recovery systems on board fishing vessels after the death of a crewman on the MFV Mark Amay II off Achill Island last year. Cathal McDaid…
MCIB Report on Fastnet Yacht Rambler 100 Highlights Issues that Delayed Crew's Rescue
#RAMBLER 100 - The "dramatic and catastrophic" failure of the keel on the Fastnet Race yacht Rambler 100 triggered a series of events that ultimately delayed the rescue of the crew, according to the official report into the capsize. Among…

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