Fishing boat safe after major rescue operation on Lough Swilly

Three lifeboats have been involved in a nine hour operation to being a stricken fishing vessel into Rathmullan.

The crabber Mary Ellen, with five crew on board, lost power a mile-and-a-half off Fanad Head in the early afternoon yesterday in treacherous sea conditions.

In an operation coordinated by Malin Head coastguard, the Lough Swilly lifeboat was launched, it's 37th operation this year.

It's spokesperson is Joe Joyce..........