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Davie Tait
12th September 2007, 20:02
The Irish vessel Jess A Dahn sank 13 miles South of Roches Point last night while fishing. The 2 crew kept their heads and managed to successfully launch their liferaft and board it just before she went down. The 2 lads were taken ashore to Ballycotton by the Ballycotton lifeboat.

Thanks to Irish Mariner for the information.

Alexander West
12th September 2007, 21:29
The Irish vessel Jess A Dahn sank 13 miles South of Roches Point last night while fishing. The 2 crew kept their heads and managed to successfully launch their liferaft and board it just before she went down. The 2 lads were taken ashore to Ballycotton by the Ballycotton lifeboat.

Thanks to Irish Mariner for the information.


It isnt good that the boat went down but it is good that she didnt take lives down with her dont you think??

Davie Tait
12th September 2007, 22:04
Yes Alex a boat can always be replaced a life can't. I hope the 2 men are not hurt and are able to get another boat to continue fishing as soon as possible.

Irish Mariner
12th September 2007, 22:51
Yes gentlemen, the Skipper and crewman were landed safely but obviously very shocked and upset. She was based in Dunmore East and she is the 4th vessel to be lost this year from that port along with the Pere Charles (5 hands lost), Renegade (2 crew rescued), Gismonde (burnt out last week, crew rescued) and the Honeydew 11 from Kinsale which was lost (skipper perished, 2 hands rescued) I have pictures of Jess A Dahn, but Im not 100% sure how to get them on to the site. She originated in the UK and had that name. Think she was from MUMBLES area, someone might know.

martin johns
13th September 2007, 21:06
Jess A Dan was a Halfish 37 GRP trawler built for the Warton brothers of Ilfracombe in Devon. She was sold to Ireland a few years when they had a bigger steel twin rigger built by Newbury's of Newhaven. (cant remember her name :confused: )

Irish Mariner
13th September 2007, 22:37
Hello Martin Johns, thanks for that info, much appreciated. Spoke to skipper today, had a cuppa with him, its almost worse than losing a family member as Im sure lots of people on this sirte will probably agree. Any photos oh her when she was in UK? Thanks again, Mike.