Inquest recalls fishing disaster – Wexford fishermen’s trawler sank “extremely quickly”

Two fishermen drowned after their trawler capsized and sank “extremely quickly” while they were hauling scallops on board in January of last year, an inquest has heard. Verdicts of accidental death as a result of drowning have been returned in relation to the deaths of William Whelan (41) and Joe Sinnott (65) whose trawler, the Alize, sank while returning to the south Wexford coast on 4 January 2020. The two men had been fishing for scallops since the previous morning, an inquest in Wexford heard today. >click to read<Inquest recalls fishing disaster which claimed two lives off the Wexford coast – Just a few weeks from the second anniversary of the fishing disaster which claimed their lives, the families of Wexford men Joseph ‘Joe’ Sinnott (65) of Seaview, Kilmore, and William ‘Willie’ Whelan (41) of Gurteens, Saltmills, arrived at Wexford Courthouse today (Friday) for the finalisation of the inquests into the fishermen’s deaths. >click to read< 10:04

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