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Monday 18 December 2017

THE family of two Egyptian fishermen who died when a trawler sank in heavy seas outside Glandore Harbour, Co Cork, have settled their High Court actions for €137,700 and €162,700 respectively.

THE family of two Egyptian fishermen who died when a trawler sank in heavy seas outside Glandore Harbour, Co Cork, have settled their High Court actions for €137,700 and €162,700 respectively.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the two actions by the families of fishermen Saled Mohamed Ibrahim Aly Eldin (22) and Attia Shaaban(26) had been settled.

The settlement was without an admission of liability.

Skipper Michael Hayes, 21-year-old Kevin Kershaw, and another Egyptian crewman all lost their lives in the tragedy involving the Tit Bonhomme trawler.

The families of the two Egyptian fishermen had sued Caitlin Hayes , the widow of the Skipper Hayes who was also the owner of the trawler, as a result of the deaths in 2012.

Hugh O'Keeffe SC said Mohamed Mohamed Ibrahim Aly Edlin had brought an action as a result of the death of his son Saled who lived at the Quays, Skibbereen, Co Cork.

He claimed there was an alleged failure to take any adequate precautions for the welfare of his son while he was employed as a crewman on the vessel and an alleged failure to ensure the crew wore the correct personal flotation devices for abandon ship situAtions.

The claims were denied. The case was settled for €162,700.

Ragab Shaaban, a brother of Attia Shaaban, of Union Hall, Co Cork settled his acftion for €137,700.

It was claimed there was an alleged failure to navigate the ship in a safe manner and an alleged failure to to ensure all the crew on board had adequate training .

The claims were denied. This case was settled for €137,700.

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