Ferris extends solidarity to Irish Coast Guard
Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for Fisheries Martin Ferris has expressed his sadness at the loss of Rescue 116 and his hope that the rescued crew member recovers and the still missing crew are found safe and well.
Deputy Ferris said:
“Fishermen go out safe in the knowledge that the brave men and women of the Irish Coast Guard are at hand should the worst happen. Their selfless service to those in need has saved countless lives.
“The Rescue helicopters are a welcome sight not just on the deck of a boat in trouble, but also to those injured and stranded on Ireland’s mountains.
“This has been a painful year for the Coast Guard having lost their comrade Catriona Lucas last September. This is testament to their bravery and dedication.
“My thoughts are with the families, comrades, and friends of the crew member recovered and those still to be found.”