MCIB/200 - Lady Linda

Report Name
Report of Investigation into the dual fatality off Skerries, North County Dublin on 1st April 2011 
Skerries Harbour, Co. Dublin 
Date of Incident
Friday 01 April 2011
Thursday 08 March 2012

\r\n On the afternoon of the 1st April 2011 the five metre open-top fishing vessel No. D-708 "Lady Linda" went missing off Skerries Harbour, Co. Dublin with two crew onboard, Mr. Ronan Browne and Mr. David Gilsenan.  The upturned vessel was found the following morning Saturday 2nd April off Clogher Head.  Neither crewman were with the vessel.  A large scale search effort commenced.  The bodies of both casualties were recovered accidentally in a single trawl by the Irish FV D-51 "Guiding Light" on the early morning of Saturday 9th April 2011.


\r\n Mr. Browne (26) and Mr. Gilsenan (41) were lifelong friends, both men were experienced and qualified marine engineers in the fishing vessel industry.  Both men were experienced in boat handling and fishing and had worked together on many occasions.


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