Clogherhead RNLI rescues New Zealand catamaran and crew

Lifeboats News Release

Clogherhead RNLI had a late night call out last night (Wednesday 1 August) to rescue the crew of a yacht that had got into difficulty.

At approximately 10.10pm, Clogherhead RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch and go to the aid of a yacht that had become entangled in ropes, two and half miles north of Dunany Point.

The lifeboat quickly located the 45ft New Zealand catamaran and helped free the vessel and made it ready to be towed to safety.

The catamaran was towed to Port Oriel in good weather conditions and successfully tied up at the pier at approximately 1.20am.



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