Thursday, 18 November 2010
ARKLOW RAIDER RAN AGROUND!!!
Efforts have begun to try to refloat a ship that ran aground last night as it was leaving Drogheda port.
The 'Arklow Raider' is stuck on rocks at the mouth of the River Boyne and is being buffeted by strong winds and waves.
The vessel is carrying a cargo of cement. The crew of seven remains on board.
Separately, the 'Red Duchess' was three miles south of Carnsore Point, Co Wexford, when it lost a portion of its deck cargo of logs at around 1am.
The logs were washed overboard in stormy conditions and some have washed up on the southeast coast.
The vessel, which has a crew of six, was on its way from Portavogie in Scotland to Youghal in Co Cork.
The Irish Coast Guard is investigating the incident.
Any more news will be updated.
Thanks Arklow Info.