A motorboat propeller has struck and injured a passenger on board a ferry that has been ferrying passengers from Ireland to Dublin.
The Irish Times understands the passenger, from Co Clare, was taken to Dublin’s Royal Victoria Hospital and is expected to be discharged on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning at approximately 4:45am.
The ferry, a Type 4, was travelling from Cork to Drogheda when it struck a large rock and sank about 15 metres, causing extensive damage to the vessel.
The National Maritime Safety Authority has been contacted for further information.
The RNLI is investigating the cause of the accident and will not be releasing further details.
The company that operates the ferry, Co Clare Ferry, has suspended its operations and is awaiting further updates.