Major sea rescue operation 60 miles off West Cork after trawler with 11-crew caught fire

A multi-agency marine rescue operation has been underway off the Cork Coast after a trawler with 11-crewmembers on board caught fire and began sinking earlier this morning. Shortly after 9 O’clock this morning, Valentia Coast Guard was alerted to a vessel in difficulty approximately 60 miles South West of Mizen Head. The UK registered fishing vessel F/V Piedras was reported to be taking on water and had lost propulsion. >click to read< 07:50

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