The men were rescued by the Coastguard shortly after abandoning the FV Kayleigh,   based out of Skibbereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Two fishermen were severely burned when they were engulfed by a fireball while trying to deal with a blaze onboard their sinking ship last March. The(...)

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that recreational craft operators be reminded of their requirement to wear a personal flotation device following an investigation into a drowning tragedy off west Cork. Image: iStock.

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that recreational craft operators be reminded of their requirement to wear a personal flotatio(...)

The men’s boat foundered near Malin Head, Co Donegal, after its engine cut out and waves washed over its stern. Photograph: Getty Images

Two men who died after their fishing boat capsized near Malin Head in July 2018 were in the water for five hours before emergency services arrived, “i(...)

According to the Marine Casualty Investigation Board water conditions on Lough Mask at the time were choppy with a westerly swell. Photograph: iStock

A 78-year-old angler who drowned after falling from his boat in rough conditions would have suffered some form of shock from the cold water, impeding (...)

“Gardaí are examining allegations of misconduct in public office in relation to investigations into the seafaring tragedies and the implementation of maritime safety regulation...”

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has instructed detectives to investigate allegations of misconduct in public office in the Department of Transport. Th(...)

Fishing crews should always ensure gangways between trawlers are properly fixed, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB)has recommended after investigating the death of a fisherman in Co Donegal.  File image: Dara Mac Donaill

Fishing crews should always ensure gangways between trawlers are properly fixed, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB)has recommended after i(...)

A fixed sprinkler system was not utilised due to the speed at which the vessel became engulfed in smoke, the official accident report found. Photograph: Marine Casualty Investigation Board

A fire detection system onboard a fishing trawler that went up in flames and sank last year did not work, an official accident report has found. “Ha(...)

File photograph showing members of the Irish Coastguard (Howth/Skerries Division) taking part in a rescue exercise on the Liffey. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Evidence of drug or alcohol consumption was present in three of the six deaths at sea investigated by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) l(...)

An inquiry into the death of an experienced female kayaker who died on a Kerry river last year has found the lack of a mobile phone at the scene resulted in a 37-minute delay in calling the emergency services. File photograph: Getty

An inquiry into the death of an experienced female kayaker who died on a Kerry river last year has found the lack of a mobile phone at the scene resul(...)

Anatolijs Teivens, Jurijs Burcevs and Valerijs Klimentyevs went out fishing in a boat most Sundays during the summer from Coonana Harbour near Cahersiveen.

People using boats should refrain from consuming alcohol, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board has said following a report which found drinking was(...)

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