Two elderly passengers, rescued from a cruise ship off the Kerry coast this morning, are in a stable condition at Limerick Regional Hospital.
The man and woman, both in their 70s, became ill while on board the Marco Polo, which was 150 nautical miles west of Kerry at the time.
Both were evacuated from the ship just before 9 o’clock this morning by the Shannon helicopter, in an operation co-ordinated by the Valentia Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard is currently also involved in coming to the assistance of a lone yachtsman, whose engine failed while on a solo journey from the Caribbean with his dog.
The sailor called for assistance when his 50 foot yacht got into difficulties 50 miles off the South Kerry coast this morning.
It’s expected he’ll be brought into Cork this afternoon, with the assistance of Ballycotton Lifeboat.