Sea search to be wound down


A search for two fishermen in west Cork is expected to be wound down next week, nearly three weeks after their trawler sank.

The two men were among five fishermen who were onboard the Tit Bonhomme when it sank near Adam’s Island at the mouth of Glandore Bay on January 15th.

The bodies of fellow crew members Attea Shaban (26), Kevin Kershaw (21) and Wael Mohammed (35) were found in the weeks after the boat sank. Attempts are continuing to find any trace of the boat's skipper, Michael Hayes (52), and Egyptian Said Mohammed (23).

Last weekend more than 90 divers took part in an extensive search of Glandore bay, and the families of the two missing men have renewed their appeal for experienced search teams to help locate their loved ones.

Dive teams from the Naval Service and the Garda Water Unit have also been involved in the search.