Report of the Investigation into the Sinking of the Yacht "Megawat" - 25 May 2005
off coast of Northern Ireland
Date of Incident
Thursday 26 May 2005
Tuesday 05 December 2006
On the 26 May 2005 the yacht "Megawat" sank following failure of the rudderstock. The craft was sailing from Dublin to Scotland in 20/30 knots of wind when a loud bang was heard, the steering failed and the craft began to take on water. The liferaft was deployed to allow transfer to another yacht "Quite Correct" which was in the vicinity. The liferaft failed to inflate. The crew were successfully transferred using the inflatable tender belonging, to "Quite Correct". The yacht "Megawat" sank in approximately 40 minutes.