Navy divers resumed diving today in Dunlough Bay at the site where an inflatable boat capsized last Monday as part of the on-going investigation into the seizure of more than E107 million of cocaine in the bay.
Poor weather conditions had prevented any diving since Tuesday but conditions improved yesterday and they decided to begin diving shortly after five o'clock yesterday evening, when they spent an hour searching caves in the area and the site where the RIB was found.
Seabed conditions were described as uneven and rocky and the team of 8 decided to return this morning, along with their colleagues from the Garda Water Unit, to dive.
The sea is being searched for any bales that might still be in the water following Monday's drugs haul in Dunlough Bay.
At least E107m worth of cocaine has already been recovered from the waters off West Cork.
Meanwhile, two of the three men who remain in garda custody in West Cork as part of the investigation into the massive drugs seizure have had their period of detention extended for 47 hours.
This this will bring their detention time to seven days, the maximum allowed under legislation.
Two other men are being detained by police in Spain.