MCIB/35 - Pisces

Report Name
Investigation into the Loss of the "Pisces" 
Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford 
Date of Incident
Sunday 28 July 2002
Wednesday 28 May 2003
A small fishing vessel, known locally as the "PISCES", sailed from Fethard Pier, Co. Wexford, at about 10.30 a.m. on 28th July, 2002 carrying a skipper and a party of nine passengers. Shortly after 11.45 a.m. the vessel rolled over to one side and sank very quickly. The skipper had managed to send a brief distress message which was picked up by other vessels in the area. Another vessel in the area, the "St. Coran", proceeded to the last known location of the "Pisces" and discovered a number of people floating in the water. Nine people were recovered from the water of which four were pronounced dead on return to Fethard pier. The body of the remaining person was recovered from the seabed, in the vicinity of the wreck, the following day.
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