UPDATED: RNLI crew save five fisherman aboard 75 foot fishing vessel Maria Magdalena III

A Cork RNLI lifeboat came to the rescue of five fisherman off the coast of Kinsale today after their boat started to take on water in rough seas. The Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat was called out at 11am this morning to go to the aid of a 75 foot Fishing Vessel that had got into difficulties 27 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale. Within minutes of being alerted by Marine Rescue Co-Ordination centre in Valentia the volunteer crew were on their way and proceeded at full speed to the stricken vessel. photos,>click to read< 15:21 Five-hour operation after 33-year-old trawler took in water after hull was breached – The 24-metre Maria Magdalena III, fishing out of Rossaveal in Co Galway, got into difficulties some 27 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in west Cork on Sunday morning when her hull was breached and she began taking in water. >click to read< 07:08

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