Courtmacsherry RNLI rescue two people from cruiser off Seven Heads
The Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 12.20 pm this afternoon (Monday 27 June) to go to the aid of a 40ft pleasure cruiser with two people onboard that had run into difficulties just off the Seven Heads in West Cork.
The cruiser was on passage from East Ferry to Baltimore when it fouled its propellors about 300 yards off the cliffs at Seven Heads. The crew managed to hold themselves off the shore by tying the vessel to lobster pots until the lifeboat arrived.
The Courtmacsherry lifeboat under Coxswain Sean O'Farrell and a crew of six launched immediately and reached the stricken vessel at 12.45pm, succeeding in quickly getting a tow rope on board the casualty and assessed the damage. The Naval Vessel LE Orla also proceeded to the area and stood by with their divers if required .
The cruiser under tow from the lifeboat arrived safely back to Courtmacsherry Pier. This was the third similar call out and rescue in the past ten days.
Conditions at sea today are windy with a good swell.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.