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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
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,…
Report on Dundalk Harbour Drowning Raises Importance of Water Safety
#MCIB - Investigators have reiterated the importance of water safety measures such as wearing a lifejacket and having a means of alert when on or near the water in the report into the death of a man in Dundalk Harbour…
Nighttime Navigation Issues Led to Grounding of 'Pirate Queen' - MCIB
#MCIB - "Serious weaknesses" in navigational procedures and practices led to the grounding of a passenger boat at Roonagh Pier in Co Mayo last winter, according to the official report into the incident. The inter-island passenger ferry Pirate Queen -…
Man Lost Arm After Going Overboard from RIB In Cork Harbour
#MCIB - A man who lost his arm when he fell overboard from his boat in Cork Harbour last summer could have avoided the accident if he had followed essential safety precautions, according to the official report into the incident.…
Neglect of Safety Procedures Led To Leg Injury on Fishing Vessel - MCIB
#MCIB - The dangers of performing maintenance tasks on boats while machinery is running have been highlighted in the official investigation into an accident on a fishing vessel off Erris Head in Co Mayo last year. The skipper of the…
Safety Measures Highlighted In Report On Angler's Death
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has again advised recreational boat users to prioritise safety while on the water following the death of an angler on Lough Corrib earlier this year. Clarifying the story previously reported on,…
Lack of Planning, Safety Gear Instrumental in Donegal Point Drowning - MCIB
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has reiterated the importance of forward planning and safety before going on the water after the drowning of a man off Donegal Point in Co Clare on 5 November last year. The…
Bilge Alarms Recommended for Fishing Vessels - MCIB
#MCIB - Bilge alarms in compartments below the water line have been recommended for fishing vessels in the official report into the sinking of the FV Amy Jane off Donegal last year. As previously reported on, the six-man crew…
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…

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