'Cabin Fever 1' a tall ship being used in a reality television game show sinks.

On Friday 13 June 2003 a tall ship on which the reality programme 'Cabin Fever' was being made ran aground on rocks near Tory Island off the Donegal coast.

Bernard McMullan reports on the sinking of the ship and how the contestants are recovering. The report shows amateur footage of 'Cabin Fever' contestants on the shore of Tory Island. There are also scenes of the Aer Corps helicopter airlifting a person from the boat and another person swimming to shore. The debris of the ship off the coast of Tory Island is viewable from the aerial shots.

Julian Vignoles, Cabin Fever Executive Producer, comments that the emphasis now is on the welfare of the contestants.