Video: Seven crew safe after boat drama
Seven men were rescued by an RNLI crew in a dramatic rescue operation that took more than 10 hours at the weekend.
The crew of the Howth RNLI lifeboat battled a three-metre swell and force-six winds to tow a trawler to safety on Saturday night, as this dramatic picture from the RNLI shows. The 17m trawler was 58km north-east of Howth, Co Dublin, when it began to take on water.
A Coast Guard helicopter delivered a pump to the trawler as it was taken under tow. However, the rope snapped a number of times before the boats made it safely back at 10.30pm.