An inquiry into the drowning of three friends on a fishing trip has recommended that life jackets, personal flotation devices and fire extinguishers be stored in an accessible location that does not require crew to go below deck to get them in an emergency.

Wolfgang “Mike” Schmidt (70), Richard Harmon (69) and Wolfgang Schroder (62) drowned near Adrigole Harbour in Bantry Bay on August 16th, 2010, after they abandoned Mr Schmidt’s motor cruiser, Castaway, when a fire broke out on board.

…..Irish Times…..07/06/12….read full article….