Northern Ireland

Four fishermen rescued off Donegal coast

Malin Head Donegal
Image caption A fire broke out on a trawler off the coast of Donegal.

Four fishermen have been rescued after a fire broke out on their trawler off the coast of Donegal on Friday.

The search and rescue helicopter and the Arranmore lifeboat were sent to the scene.

The vessel was towed back to Burtonport where the fire service were able to put out the blaze.

Danny Farren from Malin Head coastguard said they "were able to contain the fire onboard".

"Any fire on a vessel at sea is very dangerous as obviously there is no place to go and thankfully on this occasion it all turned out well," he said.