| 5°C Dublin

Search for fishermen to resume

The search for two missing fishermen feared drowned in the Irish Sea resumed today.

A massive search operation has been under way since Friday night for Ronan Browne and David Gilsenan who vanished off Skerries, north Dublin, while fishing for lobster.

A team of naval divers and the Garda underwater unit will join Coast Guard crews, RNLI volunteers and local boats going back out on the water today.

Teams including gardai will also be tasked to comb beaches and shore lines from 7am.

The men's 17ft open-top fishing boat was located overturned five miles south-east of Clogherhead 24 hours later - 12 miles north from where debris from the boat was recovered.

Rescue crews believe the lobster boat capsized off Colt Island before drifting in high winds and swells.

Mr Browne, 25, who married his wife Linda in September, had recently bought the boat which he named the Lady Linda.

He and his close friend were experienced seamen who are qualified marine engineers and originally from Skerries.

Mr Gilsenan, 41, and his wife Suzanne have two young children, aged six and nine, and live in the nearby village of Rush.

© Press Association