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Damning marine report says Astrid sinking should not have happened

A REPORT by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) into the sinking of the tall ship STV Astrid off Oysterhaven on July 24th 2013 has listed a catalogue of errors by the ship’s owners and operators that contributed to the vessel sinking.   The Astrid was taking part in a flotilla from Oysterhaven to Kinsale as part of “The Gathering” tourism event that year but lost engine power soon after

Safety changes to be put in place following Tit Bonhomme report

A REPORT from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme in January 2012 has found that fatigue was a major factor in the sinking of the vessel.   The reports findings show that the vessel was on auto-pilot when she struck rocks at the mouth of Glandore Harbour resulting in the loss of five crew members, one of the six crew survived the

Life jackets could have saved drowned sailors

AN inquiry into the deaths of three men near Adrigole in 2010 has found that if they were wearing lifejackets at the time of the incident, the outcome would have been “significantly different”. Sixty two-year-old Wolfgang Schroder, and friends Wolfgang Schmidt and Richard Harmon drowned when they were forced to abandon their motor cruiser “Castaway” due to a fire while on a fishing trip.