Union Hall RNLI launch to yacht in difficulty south of Glandore Harbour
Union Hall RNLI was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard at 6.14pm on Monday (20 June 2016) to reports of a yacht in difficulty with a broken tiller three and a half miles south of Glandore Harbour.
The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 6.20pm and on arrival at the scene they escorted the yacht to Eve Island before then establishing a tow and continuing on Union Hall pier where the yacht was tied up at 7.17pm.
Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Jim Moloney said: ' There was no immediate danger to the yacht or the crew but they were right to request assistance as soon as their tiller broke.'
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