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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
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…
Report on Cargoship Grounding at the Boyne Bar
#MCIB REPORT– A report investigating the grounding of the Arklow Raider (2007/2,999grt) at the mouth of the River Boyne in 2010, was published yesterday by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB). The 89m general cargoship managed by Arklow Shipping Ltd…
Regulation Recommended for Marine Activity Centres After Clogherhead Report
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has recommended that the Government review standards for activity centres involved in marine sports, following its report into an incident off Co Louth in May 2011. Seven sixth-class pupils from St Brigid's…
MCIB Again Cites Lack of Lifejackets in Na Buachaillí Capsize Death
#MCIB - Marine investigators have again highlighted the lack of lifejackets as contributing to loss of life in the official report into the capsizing of a fishing vessel off Co Wexford last year. Crewman John Ennis was lost when the…
Four Deaths At Sea Set To Be Investigated
#MCIB - The bodies of two fishermen missing off Co Clare have been recovered, as The Irish Times reports. Local divers found the remains shortly before lunchtime yesterday near Spanish Point as coastguard teams searched for a missing fishing boat.…
Lack of Lifejackets Instrumental in 'Castaway' Drownings - MCIB
#MCIB REPORT - The inquiry into the drowning of three men on a fishing trip off West Cork in August 2010 has concluded that their deaths could have been avoided had they been wearing lifejackets. Wolfgang 'Mike' Schmidt (70), Richard…
Lack of Lifejackets A Factor in Skerries Lobstermen's Deaths - MCIB
#MCIB - The families of two fishermen found dead at sea off the Skerries last April may never uncover the circumstances that led to their demise. But the official report into the incident indicated that the absence of lifejackets was…
Safety Advice for Leisure Boaters in MCIB's Helvick Head Report
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has called for better safety awareness among leisure boat users in its report into the deaths of two men off Helvick Head in Co Waterford in May 2010. John O'Brien and Pat…
Limited Safety Briefing, Poor Weather Led to Death of Romanian Angler - MCIB
#MCIB - The decision to set out in poor weather, coupled with limited safety instruction, led to the tragic death of a Romanian angler on Lough Mask last summer, according to a report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB).…
Report into Death of Crab Fisherman Prompts Call for Review of Stability Standards
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has recommended a ministerial review of stability standards for fishing vessels following its report into the death of a crab fisherman off Co Cork in January last year. Gerry Hegarty drowned after…
Epilepsy, Lack of Lifejacket Big Factors in Death of Dublin Boatman - MCIB
#MCIB - The death by drowning of a South Dublin boatman may have been avoided had he been wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, according to investigators. The report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) into the death of…
MCIB Report on Sinking of Fishing Vessel 'Ainmire'
A breach in the engine compartment caused the fishing vessel Ainmire to take on water and sink off the coast of Scotland in April last year, according to the official report into the incident. All crew on board the…
MCIB Highlights Danger of Fishing Without Safety Gear
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has called on the Government to continue highlighting the dangers of operating boats without adequate safety equipment, following its report into the death of a Wexford fisherman last year. Michael O'Connor drowned after…
Families Disagree with MCIB Report on F/V Jennifer
The Irish Examiner reports that the families of two fisherman who drowned off Malin Head last November disagree with the findings of the official investigation into the tragedy. Eddie Doherty, 65, and his nephew Robert McLaughlin, 41, died after…
Flares No Help to Mayo Fishermen Stranded at Sea - MCIB Report
Two Mayo fishermen stranded at sea after their boat capsized were not assisted after they used flares, a Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report has found. The report, released earlier this week, recounted that the 33m crabber Léim an…

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