Castletownbere RNLI tows boat to safety
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat was launched this morning (Friday 1 September) to a boat which got into difficulties three miles south east of Crow Head on the Beara Peninsula.
Castletownbere RNLI was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard this morning (Friday 1 September) at 10.24am to go to the assistance a 30ft angling boat with three people onboard. The boat had issued a call for help as it had experienced mechanical failure and was adrift.
The lifeboat, under the command of Coxswain Brian O’Driscoll, was launched on service within minutes and proceeded to the casualty approximately nine miles south west of Castletownbere harbour. The casualty was located in fine weather conditions at 11.07 a.m. and RNLI volunteers passed a towrope to the anglers’ onboard and the lifeboat took the vessel under tow to Castletownbere.
The vessel was berthed alongside the pier in Castletownbere at 12.37pm.
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