MCIB/159 - Róise Catríona

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Investigation into an incident onboard the FV "Róise Catríona" off the coast of Cork, resulting in the death of a crewman, on 8th May 2008. 
South of Fastnet off the coast of Cork 
Date of Incident
Thursday 08 May 2008
Monday 28 September 2009

On the morning of Thursday 8th May 2008 the Irish fishing vessel FV "Róise Catríona" was preparing to shoot her fishing gear 25 nautical miles south of Fastnet Rock.


Shortly before 06.00 hrs. Mr. Sean Lynch, a crewman onboard, sustained a serious head injury.  There were no witnesses to the accident.


Crew administered first aid and Mr. Lynch was transferred by helicopter to Cork airport and onward by ambulance to Cork University Hospital ("CUH").  Despite the efforts of both the vessel's crew and the helicopter paramedic Mr. Lynch was pronounced dead on arrival at CUH.

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