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FV Oileán an Óir
#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…
A CCTV image of Jillian before picking up its final passengers from Kilmore Quay
#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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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…
Lack Of Experience, Absence Of Radio & Stability Issues Compounded 'Zillah' Dinghy Tragedy - MCIB Report
#Zillah - Lack of seafaring experience and the absence of a VHF radio or other means of contact compounded a tragic situation that led to the death of a retired teacher after the capsize of his dinghy off West Cork…
Series Of Safety Breaches Led To Loss Of Three Lives In Tramore Bay Capsize - MCIB
#MCIB - Lack of adherence to water safety procedures led to the drowning of three fishermen off Waterford in the summer of 2013, according to marine investigators. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, three bodies were recovered from the waters of…
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…

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