A Wexford trawler has sunk near the mouth of Kenmare Bay after its seven crew were airlifted to safety last night.
A tow line linking the Ellie Adhamh to a Navy ship broke last night, and the Coast Guard tracked the empty boat as it drifted north overnight.
Salvers from Castletownbere made a fresh attempt to bring her to shore this morning before the sinking.
7 crew members were rescued from the ship yesterday and all are said to be in a good condition.
But Coastguard spokesman Ger O’Flynn says the Ellie Adhamh couldn’t be saved: