MCIB/127 - Emerald Star

Report Name
Report of the Investigation into the Grounding and Flooding of an Emerald Star Hire Cruiser on Lough Derg on 1st July 2006 
Lough Derg, Co. Clare 
Date of Incident
Saturday 01 July 2006
Tuesday 18 March 2008
On 1st July 2006 an Emerald Star hire craft with 5 persons onboard ran aground on Lough Derg at Urra Point. The craft was towed free and permitted to continue by Emerald Star personnel. At approximately 1600 hours the craft was reported by the hirers to be taking on water on Lough Derg at Killaloe, Co. Clare. Killaloe Ballina Search and Rescue responded and took 5 persons safely ashore. The craft was towed to shore and lifted out of water for inspection and repairs.
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