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Marine Casualty Reports from the MCIB
The incident occurred on board the 21 metre-long fishing vessel Aquila
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has recommended that the Minister for Transport should consider introducing regulations specific to the installation and operation of articulated hydraulic deck cranes on fishing vessels. The MCIB recommendation is one of a number issued…
The Medevac of the casualty from the vessel off the Galway coast
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has said that boarding and disembarking risk assessment and associated policies and procedures should “immediately be reviewed” after the serious injury of a diver working on salmon farms off the Galway coast. The 33-year-old…
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that the Minister for Justice should consider carrying out an audit of the crewing arrangements of any fishing vessel or vessels to ensure non-EEA crew are compliant with the rules governing work permits.…
The An Portán Óir, pictured here berthed in Dingle Marina, Co Kerry
Following a recent MCIB report into a serious deck accident aboard a fishing vessel in Dingle Bay last year, the Department of Transport has published a Marine Notice reminding mariners of the dangers of fishing alone. The MCIB report explains…
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board report for 2022 - The MCIB Chairperson says that the MCIB has made extensive recommendations to the Minister, to Water Safety Ireland and to Canoeing Ireland and Sport Ireland
There are two very specific points in the annual report of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board for last year (2022), which, in pursuance of maritime safety, should be heeded by the sectors involved – watersports and the fishing industry. The…
The damage caused to boats and pontoons at Dingle Harbour in Co Kerry
An incorrectly designed electrical system on a French-registered fishing vessel has been identified as the main cause of a serious collision with a pontoon in Dingle Harbour which caused extensive damage last November. The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has…
The Fishing Vessel An Portán Óir berthed in Dingle marina, county Kerry. The boat is a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) hulled, decked fishing vessel with forward wheelhouse and an inboard diesel engine. There was a pot hauler fitted starboard forward side and open fishing deck aft
A skipper survived severe pain during a deck accident which could have been alleviated if he had been able to access a knife to free his leg, according to the official investigation. The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into…
Marine Casualty Investigation Board logo
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has today (Thursday 25 May) announced the appointments of John Carlton, Deirdre Lane and Captain Phil Murphy as board members of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB). The appointees are additions to the board and…
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has criticised the “general safety environment around paddlesports in Ireland” which it has identified as a “systemic factor” in a serious incident involving kayakers in Donegal’s Mulroy Bay last year. A group of six…
The whitefish trawler FV Marliona
Vessel owners and operators, masters, skippers, fishers and seafarers are reminded of their responsibilities in relation to carrying out routine tasks and maintenance on board their vessels. The advice from the Department of Transport comes on the foot of two…
Fishing Vessel Anna Louise in MCIB Report. Photo from 2020 Survey
Modifying vessels, including making changes to a vessel’s engine, without proper evaluation of the consequences, is very dangerous, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board has warned. It has urged the Minister for Transport to introduce rules for open commercial fishing boats,…
The First Class 8 yacht on fire off Cork Harbour
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that the Minister for Transport should amend or update the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft to advise owners to ensure that auxiliary engines fitted to racing yachts provide…
The incident section of the Upper Caragh river near Glencar, Co Kerry showing the location of the tree bough with arrow (right of picture)
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the death of a Donegal student during a kayaking trip in Co Kerry has said the outing was not properly assessed for risk. Aisling O’Connor, 21, from Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, drowned after…
Rowing craft with University of Galway students were swept towards the salmon weir, where they were caught by pontoons and capsized due to the strength of the river flow
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has initiated an inquiry into a recent incident on the river Corrib where up to ten people were rescued after their rowing craft were swept towards the Galway city salmon weir. The incident was…
Frazer Tintern, the passenger ferry linking Ballyhack, Co Wexford with Passage East in Waterford
A fuel leak is believed to have caused a fire on board a passenger ferry linking Ballyhack, Co Wexford with Passage East in Waterford, last year. A Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report says the crew of the Frazer Tintern…
Rosslare ferry port
An investigation into a close-quarter incident involving two passenger ferries in Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford, is highly critical of port control and poor communication on the bridge of one of the ships. It also highlights failure by the Government to…