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Five fishermen rescued from trawler before it sank off Irish coast

Five crew members had to be rescued from a trawler after it ran aground off Balbriggan in north Dublin early this morning. The 12 metre vessel became disabled at sea and was blown ashore, becoming lodged on a sandbank. The alarm was raised at 5.20am and Dublin coastguard coordinated the rescue. One inshore lifeboat and two all-weather lifeboats were sent to the scene. The Rescue 116 Coast guard helicopter was also involved in the operation. This morning the boat, called the Atlantic Osprey, could be seen half submerged in the sea south of Balbriggan. The wooden hull vessel had been fishing for razor clams when the incident occurred. Read the rest of the story here 16:02

Search called off for missing crew member of capsized Belgian-registered fishing boat Assanat Z-582

The Coastguard has called off a search for a crew member missing at sea after a fishing boat (identified here through FiskerForum.com)capsized off the Kent coast. One crew member was winched to safety from the Belgian-registered boat, while another was also rescued from the water later, but has since died the other remains missing. UK Coastguard duty controller, Kaimes Beasley, told Sky News a “passing merchant vessel” had spotted an “upturned hull with a gentleman clinging to it” just after 7.30am. He said a Coastguard helicopter and three RNLI lifeboats, from Ramsgate and Harwich, had been involved in the search, focusing on an area from north east of Ramsgate to the mid-channel. He later told reporters: “This has been an extensive and comprehensive search of the area. “We are standing down the search this evening because of the fading light. “It is unlikely that the search will resume in the morning unless we get further information that will help us find the third crew member.” Link 08:45