MCIB/07 - Arklow Venture
Report Of The Investigation Into The Fire And Subsequent Death Of One Member Of The Crew On The "Arklow Venture" At Irwell Park Wharf, Eccles, England On Tuesday June 3rd, 1997
Irwell Park Wharf, Eccles, England
Date of Incident
Tuesday 03 June 1997
Wednesday 28 April 2004
The "Arklow Venture" arrived at Irwell Park Wharf, Eccles, Manchester, England, during the afternoon of Sunday 1st June 1997 after a voyage from Bayonne, France. At approx 0300 hours all onboard were woken by either their colleagues or the fire alarm. A fire in the Galley, which was caused by a chip pan, had set off the fire alarm. This fire resulted in the loss of life of one deck rating, Mr. Wayne Start.