Four Aran Islands fishermen rescued after ship sinks off Scottish coast

Three crewmen are recovering in hospital after an Irish-registered fishing boat sank off the coast of Scotland.

Four Aran Islands fishermen rescued after ship sinks off Scottish coast

Three crewmen are recovering in hospital after an Irish-registered fishing boat sank off the coast of Scotland.

The Irish vessel, the "Iúda Naofa" got into difficulty yesterday when it started taking on water about 48 miles off the Isle of Lewis.

Stornoway Coastguard helicopter airlifted two crewmen to a nearby trawler, the Star of Hope, and three others were airlifted to hospital, where they are being treated for hypothermia.

Four of those rescued are from the Aran Islands, while the fifth crew member is Romanian.

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