Breaking news – Rescue mission underway off Malin Head

The emergency services are involved in a major incident in the waters off Donegal.

A fishing vessel began taking on water, and has now sunk 15 miles north of Malin Head. All six crew members are in a liferaft. They are wearing survival gear and emergency beacons have been activated.

The Lough Swilly  and Portrush lifeboats are en route, and should be on scene shortly after 11.30, the Sligo based Coastguard helicopter is over the scene and monitoring the situation.