Organisation: Marine Casualty Investigation Board
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The son of one of the 50 people who died in the Whiddy Island disaster has had a meeting with high ranking gardai, claiming Ireland's maritime safety structures are "fundamentally broken".
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
Two of three men who drowned on a sea fishing trip in south Kerry a year ago had high levels of alcohol, the inquest into their death in Killarney has heard.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2019
Marine safety experts have warned of the dangers of carrying out alterations to boats without professional guidance following a report into the drowning of a lobster fisherman off the Co Galway coast last year.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2019
The Transport Minister says it is vital that lessons are learned from the deaths of five people during separate coast guard missions as a new oversight plan for search and rescue (SAR) operations in Ireland was published.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition in hospital after she was found trapped under a capsized rowing boat submerged in the River Shannon today.
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019
A long-serving coastguard member has outlined the benefits of setting up a new national representative body for more than 900 volunteers countrywide.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2018
Investigation after Irish Ferries vessel was damaged in high seas
Sat, 01 Dec, 2018
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board is to carry out an investigation into the death of a female kayaker who drowned in Kerry yesterday afternoon.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
An investigation into how a boat ferrying tourists on a Killarney lake capsized, throwing all on board into the water, has concluded that the voyage from Ross Castle to the Gap of Dunloe was carried out in unsuitable weather conditions and the skipper made no attempt to contact the emergency services.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
A marine investigation board has called for new safety measures on one of the Aran Islands after a man and woman fell into the sea while disembarking a ferry.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Authorities have called for new safety measures on one of the Aran Islands after a man and woman fell into the sea while disembarking a ferry.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Gardaí have notified the Health and Safety Authority and the Marine Casualty Investigation Board about the death of a fisherman on a trawler in Bantry, Co Cork.
Sun, 07 May, 2017
The presence of two uncontrolled dogs in an open canoe was probably a contributory factor in a fatal accident in Kenmare Bay last year, according to marine safety inspectors.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2017
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
Hours before the removal took place of the volunteer coastguard who died in the line of duty on Monday, the wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard rescue boat was recovered.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016
The Irish Coast Guard has confirmed that two investigations will be carried out into the death of their first ever volunteer to be killed in the line of duty.
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
Wed, 17 Aug, 2016
The skipper of a vessel that capsized off the Wexford coast, resulting in one fatality, did not know that the boat was overloaded with people.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2016
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has called on Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe to make the wearing of safety harnesses mandatory for trawler fishermen.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2016
A boat club said yesterday it had not given permission for the use of a 16ft launch in which a man died and three others were rescued during an early morning incident on the Shannon in Co Limerick.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
Kayakers and canoeists are being urged to wear waterproof radios and beacons on white water rivers after an experienced sportsman drowned on a mountain excursion.
Thu, 10 Sep, 2015
A Filipino fisherman who fell ill while trying to rescue a colleague after he was overcome by fumes died in hospital yesterday morning.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has issued several safety recommendations in relation to a popular traditional sailing boat following a fatal capsizing incident off Cork.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
Marine rescue services have asked the Department of Transport for “clarity” over the prevalence of a safety device found to be defective on a boat which capsized, killing three brothers.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
Route planning for a historic tall ship which sank with more than 30 people on board appeared to more concerned with photo-ops than safety, a damning marine investigation has found.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Officials from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board arrived in West Cork to begin their probe into the sailing tragedy that took the life of a 66-year-old English man and forced his two elderly friends to swim a kilometre to shore.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
The 66-year-old British man who died when his 5.5m yacht capsized off the West Cork coast kept a holiday home and mooring in the wider Schull area.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2014
An interim report has been released into the sinking of a Dutch tall ship training vessel with 30 people onboard off the Cork coast a year ago today.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
A father-of-three is the latest diver to lose his life after getting into difficulty off the coast of Donegal.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to two weekend crashes which claimed the lives of five people.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
The coastguard has repeated its safety warnings after two men died in diving accidents over the weekend.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2014
Salvage experts have recovered the keel of a multi-million euro racing yacht from the seabed almost three years after it failed, triggering one of the most dramatic sea rescues of recent years.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014
A safety report into a passenger boat damaged after it “came off” a large wave off the Kerry coast has identified a litany of failures in the way it was being operated on the day in question.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2014
Four teenagers were hospitalised, one with a serious brain injury, after their motor boat slammed into the pillar of a bridge on the River Shannon.
Tue, 14 Jan, 2014
The widow of a 34-year-old fisherman who died in a tragic accident on board a trawler off the Cork coast has settled her action for damages for €450,000.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
An investigation into the death of a man in an accident on Lough Derg last year has determined that his boat was travelling at high speed close to the shoreline and his judgement may have been impaired by alcohol.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2013
She should have led a flotilla of yachts in a parade of sail in to the magnificent Kinsale harbour in Co Cork six weeks ago.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2013
An Irish company has launched a free app to help save lives at sea.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2013
Teenage sailors who were at the centre of a dramatic sea rescue after their tall ship sail training vessel sank are eager to get back on the water.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2013
A former lifeboat crew member who drowned off the Waterford coast in January might have survived if he had tried swimming earlier to shore or worn a lifejacket fitted with a collar.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
The widow of the drowned skipper of the doomed Tit Bonhomme trawler has called for an immediate review of how the 999 calls from the sinking vessel were handled the morning of the tragedy.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2013