MCIB/15 - Clara & Coral Antillarium
Report Of The Investigation Into The Collision Involving The F.V. "Clara" And The Cargo Vessel "Coral Antillarum" Off The Coast Of Co. Wicklow On 24th August 2000.
Off The Coast Of Co. Wicklow
Date of Incident
Thursday 24 August 2000
Wednesday 28 April 2004
At approximately 0720 hours Summer Time (ST) 24th August 2000 in approximate position 4.6 miles North North East of Wicklow Head and GPS Position Latitude 53 degrees 02.525 minutes North Longitude 005 degrees 59.4 minutes West a collision occurred in restricted visibility between a fishing vessel the "Clara" fishing number D-670 which at the time was engaged in fishing and a Netherlands tanker the "Coral Antillarum". There were no apparent injuries sustained by personnel involved in the collision and the damage sustained to the fishing vessel appeared to be superficial. No pollution occurred. The weather conditions at the time were light variable winds with fog patches.