Contracts Awarded For Raising Trawlers

The government has awarded a contract to raise two fishing vessels, which sank off the southeast coast of Ireland.

The contract for raising the 'Pere Charles' and the 'Maggie B' has been awarded to north Co Dublin company Irish Diving Contractors.

The Pere Charles sank in January, leaving five people dead, while the Maggie B sank in March 2006, with the loss of two lives.

Both vessels foundered near Hook Head.

Irish Diving Contractors are expected to have raised the vessels by October.

They will then bring the boats to Arklow in Co Wicklow where Department of Transport surveyors will examine them.


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