Concern is mounting for the safety of a group of Irish activists travelling on a convoy of six ships carrying aid to Gaza, which was attacked by Israeli commandos.
Its reported that around 16 people have died after the group stormed the vessels during the night to prevent the activists breaching a long-standing blockade of Gaza.
The group, led by a Turkish vessel, is carrying 10 thousand tonnes of cargo.
A number of members of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign are on board one of the ships, including Donegal man Fiachra O'Luain, who unsuccessfully contested last year's European elections as an independent candidate.
Owner of MK Port Services, Mike Kiely, helped load the MV Rachel Corrie a fortnight ago, and he says there was no weapons on board the ship.