A man has been charged in connection with the theft of a boat worth in the region of €15,000.
The man, in his 20s, was charged by gardaí in Drogheda and is due before a sitting of Dundalk District Court this morning.
The alarm was raised at approximately 4am this morning when local fishermen observed a boat drifting near to Drogheda Port. The boat was towed back to shore and the man apprehended.
He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Drogheda Garda Station.