Severe weather has resulted in the Rathlin Island Ferry being unable to sail for four consecutive days.
Raging seas a have prevented ferry sailings from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle for the fourth day in a row.
Rathlin Island is the only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland, with a population of just over 100 people.
Residents have now been without fresh food supplies for four days with the weather showing no sign of a break to allow ferries to travel to the mainland.
If the weather continues, it will be necessary to airlift supplies onto the stricken island.
SLIDESHOW PICTURES- STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA