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Report In To Death Of Coastguard Volunteer Calls For Review Of Search & Rescue Framework.

: 12/07/2018 - 13:01

The report into the death of an Irish Coast Guard Volunteer off the County Clare Coast two years ago, has recommended the Minister for Transport review the Irish National Search and Rescue Framework.

The Martime Casualty Investigation Board conducted the investigation, after Catriona Lucas died when her boat capsized while out searching for a missing man.

In its final report, the MCIB states the Delta RIB used in the operation was not licensed or certified in accordance with the statutory requirements.

There is a recommendation for The Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister to review and clearly document the criteria for tasking and launching Coast Guard Boats.

Reacting to the reports publication, Minister Shane Ross says he will be ensuring all the recommendations are implemented.

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