MCIB/29 - Kyle Mhor
Report Of The Investigation Into The Sinking Of The Mfv "Kyle Mhor" And The Loss Of The Skipper Mr. Sean Cotter
Black Ball Head near Castletownbere
Date of Incident
Wednesday 31 May 2000
Tuesday 27 January 2004
On the 31st of May 2000 the "Kyle Mhor", with Sean Cotter as Skipper and sole crew, was trawl fishing South of Black Ball Head near Castletownbere (position latitude 51.35N 10.00.5 W) when the vessel capsized. The vessel remained on the surface for some time subsequently drifting close to the shore where it sank in approx. 20 metres of water. The weather conditions prevailing at the time were wind SE. Force 6 with visibility 3 miles (see Appendix 8.1).