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MCIB/167 - MV Ikom K

Reference
MCIB/167
Report Name
Report of Investigation into a fatality on board the MPV "Ikom K" at Beal Loch, Castletownbere, Co. Cork on 27th May 2009 
Location
Castletownbere, Co. Cork 
Date of Incident
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Published
Thursday 17 June 2010
Synopsis

On the afternoon of Wednesday 27th May 2009 the MPV "Ikom K" sailed from the slip at Beal Loch, Castletownbere, Co. Cork and was proceeding towards Bere Island, Co. Cork when the passengers noticed the vessel taking an unexpected sheer to starboard.

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Shortly thereafter, the vessel ran violently aground on the mainland about 200 metres from the entrance to Beal Loch.

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On arrival on the bridge, the passengers found the skipper, Mr. Patrick Murphy collapsed on the deck.  Mr. Murphy was later pronounced dead by shore based medical personnel.

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There were no other crew on board the vessel at the time of the incident.

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