60 divers help in Co Cork operation

Monday 06 February 2012 12.42
Conditions are expected to be better tomorrow
Conditions are expected to be better tomorrow

Over 60 divers joined in the search today for the bodies of the two missing crewmen from the trawler that sank in Glandore Bay almost three weeks ago.

Dive co-ordinator John Kearney said conditions today were very difficult with a very strong south westerly wind and deteriorating visibility.

The search was stood down at around 5.30pm and will resume again tomorrow.

Mr Kearney said he was optimistic that they could have a result tomorrow as conditions will be much better.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited Union Hall in Co Cork this morning as the search for the bodies of the remaining two missing Tit Bonhomme crew members continues.

Mr Kenny thanked the emergency services and the volunteers for helping with the effort which has being going on since the trawler sank nearly three weeks ago.

Five men lost their lives in the tragedy.

The bodies of crewmen Kevin Kershaw, Attea Shaban and Wael Mohamad were recovered nearby in the days following the disaster.

However, skipper Michael Hayes and crew member Saied Aly Eldin remain unaccounted for.

Mr Kenny also met with Mr Hayes' family and some of the Egyptian families and he offered hopes and prayers for the recovery of the remaining crew members.