Valentia Coast Guard is helping co-ordinate an internatonal rescue response for a French fishing trawler.
The trawler has been disabled and is located more than 100 miles west of Dingle.
The tug ‘Nomad’ has left Castletownbere and is en-route to the trawler.
Valentia Coast Guard is also in contact with French marine authorities in relation to the vessel.
The operation is expected to take up to three days.