Youghal RNLI requested to assist one person on- board a 16ft fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were paged this morning (Sunday 2 August) at 8.03am to a request for assistance from one person on-board a 16ft ‘Warrior’ fishing boat with engine trouble, 6 miles south of Capel Island.

RNLI/Shane Buckley

Operating safely within the RNLI and Government Covid-19 guidelines the lifeboat crew reached the fishing boat, shortly after launching in good weather conditions. One member of the crew boarded the fishing boat, after making sure that the person on-board was fine, a tow was then established and the fishing boat was bought back to Ferrypoint. The Lifeboat returned to the station at 9.50am.

The Youghal RNLI crew involved today were Liam Keogh, Erik Brooks, Eddie Hennessy and John McCarthy, supported on shore by Mark Nolan, Jack Nolan, Shane Buckley, Joe O’Connor, Kevin Daly and Martin Morris.

Speaking after the call out Youghal RNLI Volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Mark Nolan Said: ‘Engine trouble is one of the main reasons for RNLI callouts, problems can occur at any time, being prepared is key. Always carry a form of communication with you, just like the person on-board today, once he realized there was a problem, he was able to call for help straight away, avoiding any unnecessary danger’

In the event of an emergency call 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard.

Notes to editors

Photo Credit: Youghal RNLI volunteer Shane Buckley

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