Plans for a floating hotel in Wales have been sunk - literally.

Sinking boat

Sinking boat

Paul O'Dwyer and Lee West had planned to open the accommodation on the waterfront in Swansea but their ambitions have been ruined after the boat sank off the coast of Northern Ireland.

The proposed hotel would have contained a bar, restaurant and coffee shop and was targeting those making short trips to the Welsh city.

O'Dwyer revealed that he is still hopeful of opening a floating hotel, but the plans have been put ''on hold'' for now.

He told Wales Online: ''Myself and Lee decided to invest in Copper Bar in Swansea and that's the project we've got on at the moment.

''We've put the plans for the floating hotel on hold. We've not put it totally to bed yet.''