MCIB/173 - MDAC
Report of Investigation into the loss of crewmember overboard from the MFV "MDAC" on 15th July 2009
off Fenit, Co. Kerry
Date of Incident
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Monday 19 July 2010
While shooting a string of lobster pots on the morning of 15th July 2009 from the MFV "MDAC" off Fenit, Co. Kerry, Mr. Patrick Egan's leg became caught in a bight of rope and he was pulled over the side.\r\n
Mr. Denis Williams, the Skipper, stopped the engine and took all way off the vessel. He then hauled Mr. Egan back on board the boat but was unable to resuscitate him. Mr. Egan died due to acute cardio-respiratory failure and drowning.