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Glandore Search Continues for Five Missing Crew

15th January 2012
Glandore Search Continues for Five Missing Crew

#GLANDORE SEARCH – The Naval Vessel LE Niamh has joined up to 18 other vessels including lifeboats from Baltimore and Courtmacsherry and a large fleet of up to 18 fishing vessels in a bid to locate five men missing from a trawler that ran aground off the Cork coast earlier this morning. The Naval Service have also sent a diving team, who were engaged in a search for a missing person in the River Corrib in Galway, to the scene.

As reported earlier today, the 40–foot fishing vessel the Tit Bonhomme sank in heavy seas close to Adam and Eve Island at the entrance to Union Hall harbour at around 6am.

One crewman, who is Egyptian, was rescued from the sea by a Coastguard helicopter.

His five crewmates, two from Ireland, three from Egypt, are still missing.

The Examiner has more here and  images of wreckage from RTE news here

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