MCIB/178 - Emerald Star Line Caprice 8
Report of Investigation into grounding and subsequent foundering of Emerald Star Line Caprice 8 on 9th October 2009
Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary
Date of Incident
Friday 09 October 2009
Wednesday 30 June 2010
On 9th October 2009, a Caprice class Emerald Star charter boat ran aground on rocks in the vicinity of Mountaineer Rock, off Ryan's Point on Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary. The four persons on board were taken off by the Portumna Fire and Rescue RIB and ferried across the lake to Williamstown Harbour. The vessel was noted to have been severely holed. The vessel was pulled off the rocks and subsequently sank while under tow. There were no fatalities and no pollution associated with this incident.