Trawler search winds down for the night

Friday 20 January 2012 23.15
Three fishermen remain missing
Three fishermen remain missing

Garda and naval service dive teams have completed a two hour search of the wreck of the Tit Bonhomme this afternoon.

However, no further bodies have been found and the search has been wound down for the night.

Favourable conditions have allowed considerable progress to be made on a comprehensive search of the vessel and the area around the sunken trawler will be prioritized when diving resumes tomorrow.

Earlier today, divers made their most significant progress so far in their examination of the wreck of the sunken Tit Bonhomme off the Cork coast.

Garda and naval service dive teams conducted a number of dives on the wreck of the trawler this morning in favourable weather conditions.

Three fishermen are still missing since their trawler sank off the west Cork coast on Sunday.

The divers are also expected to return to the sheltered cove where the bodies of two of the five missing men were found yesterday.

The dive teams have identified a number of other specific areas of Glandore Harbour where they will also focus their efforts.

Yesterday, divers recovered the bodies of 21-year-old Kevin Kershaw and 26-year-old Attia Shaban.

The Tit Bonhomme's skipper Michael Hayes, 52, and Egyptians Wael Mohammed and Saied Ali Eldin are still missing.