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Crosshaven RNLI assist grounded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Crosshaven RNLI were requested to launch at 12.59pm today (Sunday 5 February).

On arrival, the lifeboat transferred a crew member to the yacht and made good a towline. Before the tow commenced the yacht's integrity was checked. After successfully towing the vessel into deep water, another check for leaks was made, before the yacht and its crew were happy to make their own way to East Ferry.

The lifeboat returned to station and was washed down, re fuelled and declared ready for service once more at 2.40pm. Crosshaven Coast Guard were also tasked.

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For more information please telephone Jon Mathers Crosshaven RNLI volunteer press officer 086-2588714 email rnliseasafety@eircom.net or Niamh Stephenson, RNLI Media Relations Manager on 01- 8900460 / 087-1254124 email: nstephenson@rnli.org.uk

Crosshaven RNLI off Roches Point

RNLI/Jon Mathers

Crosshaven RNLI off Roches Point

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