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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
Four people who had charted an inland cruising vessel had a narrow escape when a fire broke out in the engine compartment last September
Mandatory fire detection on charter vessels should be “considered” by the Minister for Transport, according to a Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into a potentially serious incident on the River Shannon. Four people who had charted an inland cruising…
The pair trawler FV Aztec sank 500m south of Duncannon Fort in Co Wexford
A fishing vessel which sank off the Wexford coast last January should have issued a “Pan Pan” alert, a report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has noted. Four crew on board the FV Aztec were transferred successfully to…
The six-metre fishing vessel Myia (pictured right) from which fisherman Tom Oliver was dragged over the stern in a fatal accident in November 2020.
An investigation into the death of a Galway fisherman who became entangled in gear off Salthill last year has found the weather deteriorated “significantly” after the vessel which he fished with his father left the harbour. Tom Oliver (37), a…
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Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has today (Thursday 11 November) announced the publication of the Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2021, which provides for a number of amendments to the legislation that underpins the Marine Casualty Investigation Board…
The MCIB was established in 2002 under the Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act 2000. The purpose of the MCIB is to investigate marine casualties with a view to learning lessons to prevent them happening again. It is not…
An investigation into an incident where a party of 15 kayakers encountered difficulties during a round trip from Bulloch harbour to Dalkey island on Dublin Bay last September has found that “disregard for Met Éireann forecasts” contributed to a decision…
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The Department of Transport has issued a new Marine Notice on the correct use of lifejackets or personal flotation devices (PFDs) on fishing vessels. It follows the report earlier this month from the Maritime Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) into the…
Rescuers arrive at the Loa Zour in stormy seas in June 2019
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport reminds seafarers of the important of passage planning and regular weather forecast checks during voyages. It comes following the recommendations in the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the rescue…
Public Consultation Launched For Review of How Marine Accidents Are Investigated in Ireland
The Department of Transport has launched a public consultation on matters relating to an independent review of the current organisational structures underpinning marine casualty investigation in Ireland. The move follows Transport Minister Eamon Ryan’s promise earlier this year to undertake…
Damage to the hull on the starboard side of the yacht Medi Mode
A collision involving a yacht and a tanker in August 2019 has prompted a reminder for boaters to brush up on the “rules of the road” for seafarers in the Department of Transport’s latest Marine Notice. The 38ft yacht Medi…
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan says he plans a review of how marine accidents are investigated which should take “several months”. Addressing an Oireachtas Transport and Networks Communications committee on Friday (Jan 29), Mr Ryan said that the the “fundamental…
File image of the FV Kayleigh in port before the incident in March 2020
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport brings the attention of fishing boat owners, skippers and crew to the safety provisions of the Code of Practice for fishing vessels less than 15m length overall. It follows the publication…
MCIB ’Not Fit for Purpose’ Claims Report from Maritime Consultants
A new report submitted to the Oireachtas has slammed the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) as “not fit for purpose”, according to the Irish Examiner. Capt Neil Forde of maritime consultancy Marine Hazard Ltd claims that the MCIB has not…
The fishing vessel Dearbhla
A potentially serious incident involving a fishing vessel in Kerry’s Blasket Sound could have been avoided if there were adequate facilities in the wheelhouse to make hot drinks, a report has found.  Five crew onboard the 23m trawler Dearbhla had…
Drowning Incidents Prompt Marine Notice Highlighting Dangers of Boating Single-Handed & Without Lifejacket
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport draws attention to the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft, following two recent reports from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB). In October, the MCIB’s report into…
The 5.9m (19 ft) glass-reinforced plastic craft used by the anglers
Lack of sufficient planning and lack of adequate emergency communication were factors in an incident where two of three men on a sea angling trip lost their lives off the Donegal coast over two years ago. “Restrictive” procedures with the…
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