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Trawler grounded and sank - crew rescued

Trawler grounded and sank - crew rescued

Trawler grounded and sank - crew rescued

Trawler grounded and sank - crew rescued

30 January 2017 - 14:00


The five crew members of the "Atlantic Osprey" had to be rescued after it ran aground off Balbriggan in north Dublin on Jan 30, 2017, at 5.15 a.m. The vessel It had been fishing for razor clams when it lost power and was left drifting in the stiff breeze, finally becoming lodged on a sandbank. The alarm was raised at 5.20 a.m., and the Dublin Coastguard coordinated the rescue. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116, RNLI units from Skerries, Howth and Clogherhead and Skerries Coast Guard units participated in the operation coordinated by the Coast Guard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin. After the rescue the wreck could be seen half submerged in the sea south of Balbriggan. Despite efforts to avert onboard flooding, using pumps supplied by the Coast Guard and RNLI the vessel sunk shortly after 8 a.m. 

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