MCIB/91 - Western Explorer

Report Name
Report Of The Investigation Into The Sinking Of The Irish Fishing Vessel "Western Explorer" 10 Miles North Of Kilkee, Co. Clare, On 23rd March 2003. 
Kilkee, Co. Clare 
Date of Incident
Sunday 23 March 2003
Wednesday 28 April 2004
On 22nd March 2003 at about 1600 hours, the fishing vessel "Western Explorer" sailed from the port of Fenit, Co. Kerry. Whilst engaged in fishing to the North of Kilkee, Co. Clare, the vessel suffered flooding of the fish hold and engine room and subsequently sank at 1045 hours on 23rd March 2003 in position 52º 50.53' North, 9º 47.2' West. The crew of the vessel were evacuated before the vessel sank and there were no injuries or fatalities.
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