Fisherman who drowned after being thrown overboard had his lifejacket deflate while he was in water

Deflation of a crew member’s lifejacket was a “major impediment” to his survival when he was thrown overboard off the south-west coast, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has found. Additionally, a second crew member put himself at risk when he jumped into the water to try save the first man without any lifeline, the MCBI said. The probe looked into the fatal incident that happened when the FV Cu Na Mara fishing trawler was out to sea around nautical miles west of Slea Head on 30 June 2016. In the process of transferring over an attachment of nets from the net drum to its towing winch, one of the crew members got into difficulty, went over the stern and into the water. >click to read<10:16

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