Members of the Irish Naval Service are to assess the situation to provide a tow to a fishing vessel that has lost power off Mizen Head.
Earlier today, on request from the Irish Coast Guard, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw was tasked to assist the vessel which lost power in poor weather conditions 70NM West of Mizen Head.
In an update this evening, the Irish Naval Service said that contact had been made with the crew of the vessel earlier today.
UPDATE: LÉ #GEORGEBERNARDSHAW tasked by @IrishCoastGuard (IRCG) as OSC for the op. Helo #R115 made contact with the FV this afternoon. Crew remain with the FV. Conditions on scene are poor with an 8-10m swell. #R115 & #R117 on Standby. #P64 will assess the situation for a tow. pic.twitter.com/vzFDkeqZOC— Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) March 26, 2021
It said conditions at the scene remain poor and the R115 and R117 are on standby.
It added that the P64 will assess the situation for a tow.