One man died in the accident, in Tramore Bay in January of this year. He was fishing with a friend when their boat capsized, just 50 metres from shore

AN OFFICIAL REPORT into a fatal fishing accident off the Waterford coast in which one man died concludes that his chances of survival would have been far greater had he and his fellow fisherman struck out to swim for shore sooner.

The report, by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board, also finds that a lack of buoyancy meant the small boat they were using was sitting very low in the water when two waves broke over its side, causing it to fill with water and then flip over…..

The Journal.ie 16/07/2013 Read the article ‘Report into fishing tragedy finds fault with condition of vessel, planning of trip’

James Tate's 16-foot fibreglass punt
James Tate's 16-foot fibreglass punt