Courtmacsherry RNLI rescue three onboard 30ft pleasure cruiser off Seven Heads
It's been a very busy start to the August Bank Holiday weekend for the Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat, as for the second time in 15 hours, there was a call out to a 30ft pleasure cruiser that had got into difficulty off the Seven Heads peninsula in West Cork at 12.20 pm this afternoon (Saturday).
The pleasure boat with three on board, sought assistance as they fouled their propellers and lost power while on passage to Castletownshend having departed Crosshaven yesterday.
Quickly away under Coxswain Sean O'Farrell and a crew of six, the stricken boat was towed back to the safe surrounds of the Courtmacsherry Pier Pontoon.
The Crew on this afternoon’s call out were Coxswain Sean O Farrell, mechanic Stuart Russell and crew members Mark John Gannon, Ciaran Hurley, Evin O Sullivan, Ken Cashman and Paul McCarthy.
Sean, Paul and Mark John were also out on the five hour call out that arrived back at 2.30am this morning with a 36ft yacht which was rescued 18 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale.
RNLI Media Contacts
Further information from Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat Station LPO Vincent O Donovan at 086 2530637 od Station House at 023 8846600.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.