MCIB/163 - Barbara Mary

Report Name
Report of Investigation into the capsize of the "Barbara Mary" at Kilkee Bay, Co. Clare on 18th September 2008 
Diamond Rocks, Kilkee Bay, Co. Clare 
Date of Incident
Thursday 18 September 2008
Thursday 03 December 2009

At around 15.15 hrs on 18th September 2008 a five metre glass fibre angling boat left the slip at Kilkee, Co. Clare.  Fifteen minutes later the vessel capsized when beam on to a large wave.  Mr. Edward McSweeney, a retired fisherman from Kilkee, was thrown into the water and drowned.  Mr. Philip Brown, the owner of the boat, was trapped under the hull and rescued by the Kilkee Rescue Service a short time later.


Mr. McSweeney's body was recovered on the 21st September 2008 by local divers carrying out a search in conjunction with Garda and Naval Service divers.

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