• A yacht which had been missing since Saturday off the North West coast has been located safe and well off Achill Island.

    Pilgrim was last last seen North East of Tory Island on Saturday last, but there had been no sighting of the yacht up to yesterday. There is one person on board.

    Ballyglass Coastguard was tasked by Malin Coast Guard to check all the piers and inlets along the Erris Peninsula from Porturlin to Blacksod for a Yacht called "Pilgrim" on Thursday night.

    Yacht Pilgrim has been located safe and well by the CASA (air corp fixed wing aircraft) in a position 80 nm west of Achill Island. The vessel is currently heading south and has indicated all is safe and well. The Irish Coastguard thanked everyone for their assistance in this incident.