Marijus Rudakov fell overboard from the FV Alma Amy and drowned. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Just another one of those sad tiny tragedies doom themselves to a watery death and their families to grief by not wearing a lifejacket.
Ireland’s Maritime Casualty Investigation Board points out in its report “It is a statutory obligation for fishermen whilst on the deck of a fishing vessel to wear suitable lifejackets”.
Wearing a lifejacket is arguably also a fisherman’s obligation to his family.
Why Mr. Rudakov fell overboard is unknown. He can’t tell because he wasn’t wearing a lifejacket.
The harrowing attempts to save Mr. Rudakov are outlined in the MCIB report: