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Wait goes on as conditions worsen

UPDATED  THE Naval Service are hopeful that weather conditions tomorrow (Wednesday) will finally allow divers safe access to the wreck of the Tit Bonhomme which is resting on the seabed close to Adam’s Island at the mouth of Glandore Harbour. A heavy swell driven by southeast winds once again prevented safe access to the wreck today where many family members believe the bodies of the five missing fishermen are likely

Families pray for end to search

THE families of the five missing crew members of the Tit Bonhomme which sank at the entrance to Glandore Harbour early on Sunday prayed for a quick ending to the ongoing search for their loved ones on Monday. A heavy swell on the south side of Adam Island at the entrance to the harbour where the wreck is located once again prevented naval service divers from searching the Tit Bonhomme.

Emotional scenes at Union Hall as search continues

THERE were emotional scenes on the quayside in Union Hall this afternoon as the sole survivor of the sunken Tit Bonhomme arrived at the pier after being released from hospital in Cork. A clearly shaken and emotional Abdo Mohamad, a father of three,  was greeted by family and friends and offered his thanks to those taking part in the search operation. A prayer service was held on the pier at

Search resumes in Glandore Harbour

THE grim search to recover the bodies of the five missing fishermen missing presumed drowned off of Glandore Harbour resumed again this morning. Lifeboats from Baltimore and Courtmacscherry, the naval vessel LE Niamh, coastguard units and scores of local boats are involved in the search as well as coastguard helicopters. Garda and Naval service divers have also joined the search today with conditions much better than yesterday. They are expected

Search for missing fishermen to resume tomorrow

THE search for five fishermen, missing presumed drowned off of Glandore Harbour is set to resume at 8am tomorrow. The five missing men were members of a six-man crew on board the Tit Bonhomme, a Union Hall-based trawler that sank after running into the Adam and Eve rocks at the entrance to Glandore Harbour just before 6am on Sunday morning. The sixth member of the crew, an Egyptian national was

Five missing as boat sinks off Glandore Harbour

UPDATED FIVE crew members are unaccounted for following the sinking of a fishing trawler close to the entrance to Glandore Harbour in the early hours of this morning. The Tit Bonhomme, a locally owned 70ft, twin-rigged stern trawler called the Coastguard for assistance at 5.53am but  contact was lost during the SOS call. West Cork Times understands the vessel which was built in France 1988 ran aground at the Adam and