06/03/2012

Sea Search Underway For Missing Man

A major search is now underway in the Irish Sea after a man fell off a cargo ship.

The man was reported missing early on Tuesday morning and since then a number of lifeboats from Northern Ireland and the Republic have been deployed in search.

It is believed he could have been in the sea for up to 10 hours.

The man was on board the Fehn Sirius, which was sailing from Belfast to Portugal.

(LB/GK)

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