Crosshaven RNLI assist three anglers
Whilst out on a training exercise this morning (Saturday 17 December ), Valentia Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to proceed to an angling vessel which had suffered a hydraulics failure in the area between Rennies point and Barry’s Head.
The lifeboat crew were advised that the three people onboard the 22ft boat while it was disabled, had set their anchor and were in no immediate danger. The lifeboat arrived on scene about 25 minutes after the radio call, and established a tow back to Crosshaven arriving at 1.10pm after a tow lasting almost two hours.
Weather conditions were good, with a slight sea and 10 knots of wind from the south at the time.
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