MCIB/12/189 - Castaway

Report Name
Report of Investigation into the Fire on Board the Vessel - "Castaway" off Castletownbere, West Cork on 16th August 2010 
off Castletownbere, West Cork 
Date of Incident
Monday 16 August 2010
Wednesday 25 April 2012

\r\n On the 16 August 2011, four persons were on a fishing trip off Castletownbere, West Cork, Ireland, when the craft suddenly experienced uncontrollable flooding.  This was followed shortly thereafter by an electrical fire which originated in an electrical cabinet.  Efforts to extinguish the fire were unsuccessful and as such all four persons on board had to abandon the craft.  Three persons subsequently drowned.

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