MCIB/181 - Kindred Star II

Report Name
Report of Investigation into the loss of FV "Kindred Star II" off the coast of east Cork on 9th April 2010 
off East Cork Coast 
Date of Incident
Saturday 10 April 2010
Thursday 24 March 2011

Mr. Tadhg O'Riordan departed Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland at 04.30 hrs. on 9th April 2010.


After departure he proceeded to fishing grounds 9 miles south of Ballycotton Island and began single rig trawling. The weather was fine with good visibility, southeast wind force 2 with a slight swell.


Shortly after 21.00 hrs. the vessel succumbed to uncontrollable flooding in the engine room and sank at about 23.00 hrs.


The primary cause of the accident was the failure of the connection of a section of flexible pipe fitted on the outlet side of the jacket water cooler on the seawater side of the cooler, permitting the main engine seawater cooling water pump to pump directly into the engine room.

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