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The fi­nal MCIB re­port into the death of Ir­ish Coast Guard vol­un­teer Caitríona Lu­cas on Septem­ber 12th, 2016 has:

■ Crit­i­cised the lack of an ef­fec­tive safety man­age­ment sys­tem within the Ir­ish Coast Guard, and li­cens­ing of its ves­sels ■ High­lighted fail­ure to fully im­ple­ment lessons learned from a pre­vi­ous sim­i­lar Ir­ish Coast Guard cap­size in a surf zone in Din­gle, Co Kerry, in 2014.

■ Called on the Minister for Trans­port to re­view the na­tional search and res­cue frame­work, in­clud­ing cri­te­ria for re­sponse to re­cov­ery – as dis­tinct from search and res­cue –op­er­a­tions. ■ The Ir­ish Coast Guard called for a thor­ough “re-ap­praisal” of the MCIB ini­tial anal­y­sis in re­la­tion to weather in­tel­li­gence, safety man­age­ment and li­cens­ing of craft.

■ The MCIB fi­nal re­port amended weather and sea state in­for­ma­tion, but main­tained key find­ings re­lat­ing to safety man­age­ment, pro­to­cols, and boat li­cens­ing.

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