Motor Cruiser burning off the Ballybunion Coast

A 37 foot motor cruiser containing several hundred litres of oil is burning off the Ballybunion coast.Emergency services are at the scene and two people have been evacuated to a yacht which was accompanying the cruiser.Kilrush and Fenit Lifeboat have also been dispatched.A spokesperson for the Fenit Lifeboat says the vessel is in a hazardous position as it is in a busy shipping lane.The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

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