MCIB/118 - Rising Sun
Report of the Investigation into the Sinking of the Irish Fishing Vessel "Rising Sun" in the Vicinity of the Saltee Islands, Co. Wexford, on 29th November 2005
Saltee Islands, Co. Wexford
Date of Incident
Tuesday 29 November 2005
Monday 28 May 2007
On 29th November 2005 the fishing vessel "Rising Sun" was underway, with three crew onboard, in fishing grounds off the Co. Wexford coast in the vicinity of the Saltees Islands, when the vessel suddenly capsized and subsequently sank. One crewman lost his life, one survived and the third crewman, the skipper, is still missing. On 1st December 2005 a local diver was tragically killed whilst carrying out an underwater search for the missing skipper.\r\n
This report concerns the events relevant to the sinking of the "Rising Sun" only. The circumstances surrounding the death of the diver are not within the scope of this report.