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Flares or emergency beacon did not help fishermen who spent twelve hours adrift on life raft

Two fishermen from Mayo who spent 12 hours at sea off the north Mayo coast after their boat capsized were not assisted after they released flares; nor did the emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) assist them, a report by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board has found.

The sinking of the Athenia

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The Second World War had only started for 10 hours, and the passenger liner Athenia was steaming across the Atlantic on its way to Montreal from Glasgow. It was 20.00 hours, on smooth seas, and many of the adults on board were preparing to eat dinner while some were putting their children to bed. Some others of the 1,103 passengers were relaxing on deck or in the lounge. There were 305 crew on board.


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