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MCIB/31 - Lochmor

Reference
MCIB/31
Report Name
Report Of The Incident Involving "Lochmor" On 22nd May, 2002 At Liscannor, Co. Clare 
Location
Liscannor, Co. Clare 
Date of Incident
Wednesday 22 May 2002
Published
Monday 04 October 2004
Synopsis
The "Lochmor" sailed from the port of Galway on the 18th May 2002 and arrived at the port of Liscannor Co. Clare on the same day. The vessel berthed outside the breakwater at Liscannor. On the 22nd May 2002 weather conditions deteriorated and the Master decided to leave port quickly. Having cast off, the vessel experienced engine problems and rudder failure and was fortunate to clear the entrance to the harbour. On clearing the harbour the Master dropped anchor, as he suspected that the vessel was dragging anchor towards the rocks. He called for tugboat assistance. The Aran Islands lifeboat and the Irish Coast Guard Boat (from Doolin) arrived on the scene and managed to effect a tow. The "Lochmor" was towed to Kilronan in the Aran Islands. The assistance rendered by the lifeboat and the Irish Coast Guard was instrumental in saving the vessel and her crew. There was no loss of life, injuries or marine pollution.
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