The tanker, Hellesport Charger lost her main engines around 1pm today approximately 100 miles west of Loop Head and is drifting in Force 7 winds and six metre swells towards the Irish coast.

The Irish Coastguard has begun an operation to assist a stricken chemical tanker with 15,000 tonnes of caustic soda on board after the ship lost po(...)

Handout photo  issued by Shannon Coast Guard Rescue of the Abuk Lion (left) under tow by the tug boat Celtic Isle off Kinsale Head yesterday. Photograph: Shannon Coast Guard Rescue

From Barry Roche,Southern Correspondent, Cork 31 Dec 2013The crew of a stricken bulk freighter are this afternoon recovering ashore in Cork after spen(...)

The freighter under tow yesterday   off Kinsale head. Photograph: PA

The crew of a stricken bulk freighter were last night recovering in Cork after their ship’s engines failed and they drifted for more than 18 hours thr(...)

A stricken bulk carrier with a crew of 13 on board is due in Cork Harbour this evening after a tug succeeded in getting a tow line aboard her this mor(...)