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Altering Passage For 'Promotional Activities' Led to Loss of Tall Ship Astrid – MCIB Report
#astrid – If the initial MAYDAY message from the Sail Training Ship Astrid had been sent out in the correct format the emergency services could have been activated 10 minutes earlier, which could have been critical to the final outcome had conditions been…
Poor Navigation Standards On Container Ship Grounded On Arklow Bank Says MCIB Report
#MCIB - Lack of adherence to standard navigation procedures led to the grounding of a German-owned container ship on the Arklow Bank in January this year, according to the official report into the incident. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the…
Lack of Lifejacket Key In Lobsterman's Death Says MCIB Report
#MCIB - Wearing a personal flotation device could have helped save the life of a fisherman whose body was found at the Saltee Islands off Co Wexford this summer months after his disappearance, according to marine accident investigators. As RTÉ…
MCIB Issues Report On Fisherman's Death By Head Injury On 'FV Liberty'
#MCIB - Poor adherence to various safety regulations made worse the situation in which a fisherman died of severe head injury off Cork in February last year, according to an official report into the incident. As previously reported on Afloat.ie,…
Excessive Speed, Poor Visibility To Blame For Lough Ree RIB Collision - MCIB Report
#MCIB - Excessive speed and poor visibility were the biggest contributing factors in a RIB crash incident on Lough Ree two years ago, according to accident investigators. One passenger sustained head injuries when the RIB, with a helmsman and three…
MCIB Issues Report On Castletownbere Drowning
#MCIB - A poorly positioned lobster pot hauler and failure to maintain a working PFD have been identified among the main contributing factors in the death of a retired schoolteacher and recreational fisherman off West Cork two years ago. That's…
MCIB Report On 'Flying Horse' Highlights Safety Issues
#MCIB - 'Safety first' is the message from marine investigators in their report into an incident on board a sightseeing vessel off the Skellig Islands two years ago. The Flying Horse, a 33-foot passenger boat crewed by a single skipper,…
Call For Mandatory Smoke Detection On Smaller Fishing Vessels After Kingfisher Fire
#MCIB - The absence of a smoke detection system meant there was no chance for the two-man crew of a Waterford fishing boat to extinguish a fire that engulfed its engine room in an incident off Dunmore East in November…
MCIB Publish Report on M.V. Huelin Dispatch
#MCIBreport – A report into the 2012 incident of the Irish flagged "MV Huelin Dispatch" has been recently published by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board. As reported on Afloat.ie, the then brand new containership during its maiden voyage to the…
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 Afloat.ie, 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,…

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