Union Hall RNLI launched to a yacht gone aground in Glandore harbour.
Union Hall RNLI were alerted by Valentia Coast Guard at 3.24 pm today (Saturday 22 July) to a report of a yacht with two sailors gone aground at the middle danger in Glandore harbour, West Cork.
Union Hall RNLI launched and were underway to the casualty vessel a yacht approx 30 feet in length, at 3.33 pm, weather conditions were favourable with a slight breeze from the north. While enroute to the scene a member of the public notified the lifeboat station that the yacht had refloated safely. Our volunteer crew spoke to the sailors who were happy to continue sailing.
Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Peter Deasy said: 'while a lot of activity is taking place in Glandore harbour this week with Glandore Classic Boat Regatta, we advise people to be alert, obey navigation aids and respect the water, if you see someone in trouble dial 999/112 and ask for Coast Guard.'
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Pamela Deasy Union Hall RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 086 3202 073 or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Tel: 087 1254 124 / 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 087 6483547 email: Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org
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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, in a normal year, 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.