Union Hall RNLI assists racing yacht in difficulty
Union Hall RNLI were requested tonight ( Tuesday 20 June) by Valentia Coast Guard at 8.32pm to provide assistance to a 6.5m yacht with two people onboad, seven and half miles south of Adam Island at the entrance to Glandore harbour.
Speaking after the callout, John Kelleher Union Hall RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: 'The crew of the yacht made the right decision to contact the Coast Guard sooner rather than later. Always carry a means of communication, be it VHF or mobile phone. It is very important, especially at nighttime".
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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.