Exercise 'Cathach' has begun

The 'Maire Noire', a 42,000 ton oil tanker is reported to be in some difficulty 40nm west of kerry head, Ireland. The vessel is said to have suffered severe damage to the starboard plating and is said to be taking on water. The vessel's master, Mr. Philip Jones, contacted the Irish Coast Guard unit in Dublin just before 10:00 pm on the 14th requesting safe harbour in the confines of the Shannon Estuary and reporting that at this stage there was no assistance required.

 

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