Tuesday 06 March 2012 - Naval Service & Air Corps Join Search.

The LE Ciara has assumed the role of on scene coordinator in the search for a missing crewman from a merchant vessel off the East Coast.

The Air Corps have also deployed a CASA Maritime Surveillance aircraft to assist with the search using its specialist maritime surveillance suite.

The LE Ciara is co-coordinating the search between the Defence Forces, the Coastguard and UK search assets.

The LE Ciara is currently shadowing the Antiguan registered 'Sehn Sirius' on a retracing route from South to North to search for the missing crewman.

Read more about the LÉ Ciara

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Press Release Date: Tuesday 6th March 2012

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