Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Questions (676)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

676. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Defence if a report was undertaken in relation to the surveillance operation of a ship (details supplied) blown on to the coast of County Cork in February 2020; if not, his plans to undertake such a report; if so, if he will provide a copy of the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32582/20]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Irish Coast Guard has overall responsibility for Ireland's system of marine communications and surveillance in Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

I understand that the Marine Casualty Investigation Board, which is a statutory independent body, is carrying out an investigation into the grounding of the vessel in Cork earlier this year.