2 edition of Disaster at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co. Cork found in the catalog.
Disaster at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co. Cork
Ireland (Republic). Tribunal into Disaster at Whiddy Island.
by Stationery Office
Written in English
Immerse yourself in a five-day travel writing workshop on Whiddy Island and nurture your writing skills in a stunning West Cork setting Adam Weymouth will be leading the workshop as part of the West Cork Literary Festival Adam’s work has been published by a wide variety of outlets Whiddy Island Co. Cork Ireland. Jan 21, · Taking this ferry over to Whiddy is a fantastic experience even on a cloudy day. It gives you a real feel for the amazing views of Bantry Bay, Bantry town and Whiddy island The price is extremely reasonable and the captain Tim is a credit to Irish people/5(24).
Ralph Rigel The Government has been slated for failing to properly honour the memory of 51 Irish, French, UK and Dutch nationals who died in the Whiddy Island oil tanker disaster. The son of one. Whiddy Island on Bantry Bay - one of 7 inhabited West Cork Islands. Year-round ferry service from Bantry to Whiddy: walking, bicycle hire & history tours.
Jul 15, · The 8 th January marked the 40 th anniversary of the worst industrial accident to occur in the Republic of Ireland during peacetime when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay. Fifty lives were lost in the explosion, forty two French, seven Irish and one Englishman. A Dutch diver died later during the salvage operation. Jan 21, · Fantastic sight seeing of Bantry Bay and Whiddy island Taking this ferry over to Whiddy is a fantastic experience even on a cloudy day. It gives you a real feel for the amazing views of Bantry Bay, Bantry town and Whiddy island The price is extremely reasonable and the captain Tim is a credit /5(24).
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Jul 29, · Living with the Whiddy Disaster presents a vivid and fascinating first-hand account of Ireland’s worst ever maritime disaster – when 50 people lost their lives in the early morning of January 8,after a fire broke out aboard the Betelgeuse, a French-owned oil tanker, at the Gulf Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay.4/4(1).
Disaster at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co. Cork report of tribunal of inquiry established pursuant to resolutions passed by Dáil Éireann on the 6th March,and Seanad Éireann on the 8th March, Jan 08, · 50 people died in the early hours of 8th January when the ,tonne French-owned oil tanker Betelgeuse caught fire and exploded while unloading its ,tonne cargo of crude oil at an offshore jetty at Whiddy Island off Bantry Bay.
The entire crew lost their lives in the fire, as well as seven Irish and one Englishman. The families of those who died in the Whiddy Island Disaster when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, caught fire and exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal’s offshore jetty in Bantry Bay, Co Cork are applying to the High Court due to the Irish State's failure to address multiple safety failings which caused the death of 50 people; 42 French, seven Irish and one Englishman, on the 08th.
Whiddy Island disaster: ‘It is something that has never gone away’ Laying of wreaths and prayers to mark the 40th anniversary of the Betelgeuse disaster at the Abbey Cemetary in Bantry, Co Cork.
40th Anniversary of the Whiddy Island (M.V Betelgeuse) Disaster Published. Wed, 09/01/ - News Image. Body. The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy today welcomed the relatives of 42 French Nationals who died on 8th January when an oil tanker exploded at the Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay.
The. The fire off Whiddy Island: the Betelgeuse disaster. The waters off Whiddy Island, a 3-mile long strip of green nestled in Bantry Bay in the county of Cork, Ireland, are deep and calm. The surrounding area is sparsely-populated, a faraway corner of the emerald isle. The relatives of 50 persons who died in the Whiddy Island Disaster are applying to the High Court for rectification of the victims’ death certificates.
Inthe oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse. The relatives of 50 persons who died in the Whiddy Island Disaster when the oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, caught fire and exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal’s offshore jetty in West.
Living with the Whiddy Disaster will be launched by Dr Denis Cotter at the West Lodge Hotel, Bantry, at 8pm on Friday, November All are welcome.
The book will be available for sale at a price of € in newsagents and bookshops throughout West Cork. For more information, please call Disaster at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co Cor. k REPORT OF TRIBUNAL OF INQUIRY established pursuan tto resolution passes bdy Dai Eireanl onn the 6th Marchan, d Seana Eireand n.
THE families of those killed in the Whiddy Disaster in Bantry Bay have today launched a fundraising drive to cover the cost of a High Court battle with the State. The families announced today that they will apply to the High Court to have the victims’ death certificates rectified, given they believe the deaths were ‘unlawful’.
The Whiddy Island Disaster The Whiddy Island oil terminal disaster 40 years ago still ranks as one of Ireland’s worst marine tragedies, writes PAULA REDMOND In the late s, the Gulf Oil Company began construction of a large oil terminal with landing installations at Whiddy Island in.
Government accused of failing to properly honour victims of Whiddy Island disaster went on fire in Whiddy Island, Co. Cork.
place at Bantry graveyard and near the disaster site where two. Resting between peninsulas in Bantry Bay, Whiddy Island enjoys a superb strategic position in one of the world’s finest deep water harbours. The result is a lively and vibrant naval history. During World War I, seaplanes from a US navy base on Whiddy patrolled Fastnet Rock.
The island’s drinking fountain, known as the ‘Cup and [ ]. Apr 20, · Danny reveals his family’s link with the infamous Whiddy Oil Disaster, remembering the horrific night when a French tanker went on fire at the terminal’s jetty, killing 50 people. Subscribe. Jul 15, · The Whiddy Island Disaster Betelguese (Photo via the Southern Star) The 8 th January marked the 40 th anniversary of the worst industrial accident to occur in the Republic of Ireland during peacetime when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay.
Apr 08, · Visit Whiddy Island just off the coast at Bantry harbour lies the island of Whiddy. A magical mysterious island to spend a pleasant day or two on. Disaster at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co. Cork: report of tribunal of inquiry established pursuant to resolutions passed by Dáil Éireann on the 6th March,and Seanad Éireann on the 8th March, (Book, ) [frithwilliams.com] Get this from a library.
Truly an island paradise – Whiddy is a small haven of peace and tranquillity. A small island, approximately 3 miles long x miles wide & nestling in the sheltered heart of Bantry Bay, off the coast of West Cork, Ireland. Living with the Whiddy Disaster was launched last night at the Bantry Bookshop by local GP Dr Denis Cotter.Dear friends from near and far, from days of old, and of recent times.
I write as the 40 th Anniversary of the Whiddy Island (M V Betelgeuse) Disaster approaches on 08 th January in Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland.
My father died in the Disaster. Christmas is a hard time for seafarers and our rescue services that protect them, and their families.Whiddy Island lies in beautiful Bantry Bay, just a short ferry crossing from Bantry town making it a popular spot for day trippers.
A small island, approximately 3 miles long x miles wide and nestling in the sheltered heart of Bantry Bay, off the coast of West Cork.