Search continues for missing Crew of R116

Friday 07 April 2017

Search continues for missing Crew of R116

 

Marine Institute specialists on-board the Granuaile, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Air Accident Investigation Unit, conducted Remote Operations Vehicle (ROV) operations overnight and are ongoing today. Wind has freshened overnight,  which may constrain certain elements of the proposed search until Sunday, but conditions remain favourable for time being. Air, surface and shoreline searches are ongoing today, supported by Coast Guard, RNLI and Civil Defence volunteers. The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter will conduct aerial searches later today. The Air Corps are also supporting the search.

 

Also the Coast Guard wishes to request all mariners, particularly those not participating on Saturday 8th April,  to continue to keep a good lookout for any material associated with R116 and report any sightings to Malin Head Coast Guard Co-ordination Centre.

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Initial Publication Date: 
07/04/2017