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Photos: Gardaí deal with hostage situation in major emergency training at Louth Port

It involved gardaí rescuing two hostages from a terrorist gunman who holed up in a port warehouse.

GARDAÍ CARRIED OUT a major emergency training exercise at Drogheda Port today.

Garda training exercise Source: Niall Carson

It involved gardaí rescuing two hostages from a terrorist gunman who holed up in a port warehouse.

Garda training exercise Source: Niall Carson

Garda training exercise Source: Niall Carson

A vessel was detected interacting suspiciously with an unregistered fishing vessel.

It then travels towards Drogheda Port and An Garda Siochana were required to intercept the vessel. The trawler was carrying explosives.

90433142 Source: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

Members of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and Regional Support Unit (RSU) boarding the fishing vessel to deal with the hostage situation.

Garda training exercise Source: Niall Carson

90433144 Source: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

90433139 Source: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

The ERU received assistance from the Water Unit.

Garda training exercise Source: Niall Carson

Garda training exercise Source: Niall Carson

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