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Rosslare Harbour RNLI assists three people on becalmed yacht near Tuskar Rock

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat based in Rosslare Harbour was launched by volunteers late last night (Sunday 27 May) to assist a becalmed yacht with three crew onboard.

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The 13m yacht which was travelling south, was becalmed on a very still evening. Unable to continue and within busy shipping lanes off the Wexford coast, the yacht called for assistance. Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat quickly reached the yacht and it was brought back, on tow, to the shelter of Rosslare Europort.

Apart from poor visibility due to fog the sea conditions were calm.

Speaking after the call out, Jamie Ryan, Rosslare Harbour RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘We would like to commend our crew for their great response late on a Sunday evening and also commend the experienced crew on the yacht for quickly calling for assistance when they encountered problems.’

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For more information please contact Jamie Ryan, Rosslare RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on 0872669046, email jepryan@eircom.net or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer on 087 648 3547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager on 087 1254 124 or 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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