Courtmacsherry RNLI tow 40ft pleasure boat to safety off West Cork coast
The Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 4.20pm this afternoon (Tuesday 1 August) to go to the aid of a 40 ft foot Pleasure fishing boat which sought assistance 15 miles off the Seven Heads coastline in West Cork.
The causality developed mechanical failure while fishing in the area.
The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat under Coxswain Kevin Young and a crew of six launched in minutes and reached the stricken boat just after 5pm.
On scene, near the Lusitania site, the Lifeboat assessed the difficulties with the causality and secured a tow line to the vessel and then proceeded to tow it back to the safe haven of the Courtmacsherry inner harbour.
All 6 crew of the Pleasure boat have now docked at the Courtmacsherry Pontoon at 8pm and the Lifeboat has now returned to its mooring in the harbour.
Conditions at sea today were reasonable with Winds in the area blowing force 3/4.
The Crew on board today's callout were Coxswain Kevin Young, Mechanic Chris Guy and crew Ken Cashman, Ciaran Hurley, Geroid O Donovan, Mark John Gannon and Evin O Sullivan.
It has been a very busy 48 hours for the voluntary crew of the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Station with three call outs to boats in distress and all rescues carried out successfully.
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For further information if required contact Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat LPO Vincent O Donovan at 086 2530637 or Lifeboat House at 023 8846600.
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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.