Stranded boat skipper backs calls for Malin Coastguard retention

The skipper of a boat whch got into difficulty a mile off Arranmore Island yesterday has said that it is vital that Malin Head Coastguard station remains open.

The crew onboard the 'Flying Heart' diving vessel got into difficulty yesterday morning  - they recieved assistance from the Arranmore Lifeboat within 30 minutes and were then taken to safety.

Brendan Homan, who is the skipper of the Flying Heart, said this underlines the need to retain Malin Head coastguard station as is: