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The Norwegian ship had contacted the UK rescue authorities to request a medical evacuation and the UK authorities in turn relayed the request to the Irish Coast Guard as the ship was within the Irish sphere of operations. Stock photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Coast Guard has successfully completed a long range rescue operation off the south west coast this afternoon to bring a sick seaman from a N(...)

The MV Alta seen beneath cliffs near Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A pollution control team has been deployed to east Cork after a ghost ship washed up onto rocks after drifting across the Atlantic over the last year.(...)

Handout photograph issued by the RNLI of a fishing boat that began sinking in the Atlantic off the west Cork coast and led to two fisherman being rescued. Castletownbere RNLI said its volunteers received a call to rescue the crew of a local fishing vessel at about 4.45am. Photograph: RNLI/PA

Two Spanish fishermen are recovering in Castletownbere in west Cork on Thursday morning after being rescued from the sea after their fishing vessel s(...)

A rescuer on the  Sheep’s Head peninsula in Co   Cork where two Dutch tourists went  missing. Photograph: Emma Jervis

Rescuers have found a body believed to one of two men missing from the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork. The men, aged 33 and 31, were reported mis(...)