MCIB/37 - Princess Grainne
Report of the Investigation into the Collision between Irish Registered Trawler "Princess Grainne" and Pleasure Craft "Touch-N-Go"
Drom Point, Castletownbearhaven, West Cork
Date of Incident
Thursday 13 August 1998
Friday 10 December 2004
At 17.11 hours on Thursday 13th August 1998 the trawler "Princess Grainne" whilst returning from fishing grounds collided with a 21-foot recreational craft "Touch-n-Go" which was at anchor off Drom Point, Castletownbearhaven, West Cork with three holiday makers on board engaged in rod fishing. The recreational craft was overturned on impact but the three holiday makers were quickly rescued from the water and were transported to the local hospital. Two were discharged that same evening and the third (who had been revived earlier during the rescue by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) was transferred to Bantry hospital and remained there overnight for observation and was released the next afternoon.