MCIB/205 - Claire Buoyant

Report Name
Report of Investigation onto incident onboard the MV "Claire Buoyant" on Monday 1st August 2011 
Beginish Island, Co. Kerry 
Date of Incident
Monday 01 August 2011
Thursday 08 March 2012

\r\n On 1st August 2011 at approximately 17.00 hrs. the unregistered MV "Claire Buoyant" departed Beginish Island, Co. Kerry with a crew of one onboard, Skipper/Owner Mr. Eoin Firtear, five passengers and a cargo of twenty one sheep.  Whilst on passage the vessel got into difficulties and began taking water.  A Mayday message was sent out on VHF Channel 16 at 18.03 hrs.  Local craft came to the assistance of the crew and passengers, none suffered any injuries.  All sheep were jettisoned overboard but eighteen were subsequently rescued. 

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