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Sea Rescue

Eleven rescued as fishing vessel grounded off Cork coast

The trawler lies in a dramatic position at the entrance to Castletownbere harbour.

Image: David Fenton via Twitter @fenton007dave

THE COAST GUARD and Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat were deployed this morning to rescue the 11-strong crew from a Spanish fishing vessel that had run aground off the coast of Cork.

All eleven crew members were taken safely from the trawler and brought to land, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard told

The 36-metre long boat remains aground on the rocks. Efforts will be made this afternoon, during high tide, to refloat it.

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