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Afloat.ie: Large Swell Capsized Fishing Boat-Report

19th December 2009
Afloat.ie: Large Swell Capsized Fishing Boat-Report
A Report of Investigation into the capsize of the "Barbara Mary", at Kildee Bay, Co. Clare on 18th September 2008 has been published by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board. At around 15.15 hrs on 18th September a five metre glass fibre angling boat left the slip at Kildee, Co. Clare. Fifteen minutes later the vessel capsized when beam on to a large wave. Mr. Edward McSweeney, a retired fisherman from Kildee, was thrown into the water and drowned. Mr. Philip Brown, the owner of the boat, was trapped under the hull land rescued by the Kildee Rescue Service a short time later. Mr. McSweeney's body was recovered on the 21st September 2008 by local divers carrying out a search in conjunction with Garda and Naval Service divers. The full report is here.

 

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