MCIB/133 - Black Wooden Curragh

Report Name
Report of the sinking of a Black Wooden Curragh off Galway Bay on 28th December 2006 
Galway Bay 
Date of Incident
Thursday 28 December 2006
Friday 12 December 2008

On the Morning of the 28th December 2006, Ms. Emer Joyce and some friends departed from Kingstown, enroute to Inish Turk Island, with the intention of staying there for the New Year.  They encountered bad weather during the crossing, which lead to the Curragh taking on water and eventually sinking.  Of the six persons who fell overboard, two persons swam to shore.  Four survivors were rescued from the water by the Clifden Lifeboat, while the other two survivors were recovered from Inish Turk back to the mainland.  There were no fatalities.

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