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Video of Sinking NI Trawler

29th October 2012
Video of Sinking NI Trawler

#sinking – Dramatic footage of the sinking of the Ardglass-registered prawn trawler Snowdonia that sank last Tuesday has emerged on youtube.

The video shows the final moments of the trawler and how properly donned lifejackets kept two crewmen afloat.

Captain Stephen Kearney and a crewman are seen clinging to the side.

Their terrifying video shows how, after scrambling from the plummeting boat, one of the men looks to be sucked below the water — before mercifully resurfacing.

sinking trawler

The two crew takes to the chilly water of the Irish Sea as the trawler goes down

The pair battle their way clear of the swirling danger zone before brave crew on the Tribute drag them to safety. Read more in the Irish Sun here.

The men were airlifted (see video below) to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry after another fishing vessel, the Tribute, recovered them from the water and raised the alarm.

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