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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
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…
Quo Vadis Deaths Result of Misadventure, Says MCIB Report
Investigators have warned of the dangers of drinking at sea following their investigation into the death of two yachtsmen off Inishboffin in October last year. Donal McEllin, 63, and Ger Feeney, 56, died while attempting to return to their motor…
Kayaker's death due to hypothermia and heart disease - MCIB report
The report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board into the loss of a kayaker in Castletownshend last year has found the death was caused by hypothermia and heart failure due to a pre-existing condition. Didier Heneault, 56, died while kayaking…
Currach Man Died after Falling Overboard - Report
The MCIB has published its report of investigation into fatal incident off Carraroe, Co Galway on 30th May last year where a Currach skipper drowned. The report is available to download below. On Sunday 30th May 2010, at approximately 12.00…
Report into Asgard II Sinking Due Tomorrow
The final report of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board into the loss of the brigantine sailing ship STV "Asgard II " on 11th September 2008 will be published tomorrow.  On 10th September 2008 the STV "Asgard II" departed Dournenez, France…
Crew Man Fell Overboard from 'Alma Amy' and Died-Report
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has published its Report of Investigation into the Loss of a Crewmember Overboard from the MFV "Alma Amy" on 17th October 2007. The report found that on Wednesday 17th October 2007 Mr. Marijus Rudakov…
Crew Man Got Caught in Bight of Rope and Pulled Overboard
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has issued a report of Investigation into the loss of a crewmember overboard from the MFV "MDAC" on 15th July 2009. The report says while shooting a string of lobster pots on the morning of…
Report Finds Emerald Star Line Cruiser Ran Aground on Rocks
The Marine Casualty investigation board has issued its Report of Investigation into the grounding and subsequent foundering of an Emerald Star Line Caprice 8, a Charter boat, The boat ran aground on rocks in the vicinity of Mountaineer Rock, off…
Men Drowned When Currach Capsized – Report
The report surrounding a fatal incident in a fibreglass Currach at Claddaghduff was published this afternoon by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board and is now available to download below. The report found that on the morning of 21st April 2009,…

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