The producers of the reality TV show, 'Cabin Fever', have said they are confident the show will be back on air within weeks.

A new ship is on its way to Ireland from Dartmouth to replace Cabin Fever I, which ran aground and broke up off Tory Ireland earlier this month.

Six of the original ten contestants have agreed to continue with the show, and two new contestants will join the ship if the show resumes.

Coco Productions said it would apply to the Department of the Marine for a passenger licence before restarting the show.

The Department is currently investigating the sinking of the first ship.