Union Hall RNLI respond to motor boat with 12 people onboard

Lifeboats News Release

Union Hall RNLI came to the aid of 12 people this afternoon after their motor boat got into difficulty off west Cork.

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The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their inshore lifeboat Margaret Bench of Solihull, this afternoon (Wednesday 15 July) at 3.24pm to a motor boat, approx 8m in length, with four adults and eight children onboard. The vessel was propped at the eastern point of Myross Island, west of Glandore harbour in West Cork.

The lifeboat helmed by Tim Forde with Darren Collins and Sean Walsh onboard, launched at 3.35pm and made its way to the scene arriving at 3.40pm.

Once on scene, the volunteer crew spoke with the people aboard, as the boat was propped they attached a towline and towed the boat back to Glandore pier.

Speaking following the call out Jim Moloney, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launch Authority said: ‘they did everything right onboard, when they realised they were propped they called for help and everyone was wearing life jackets. We would remind everyone going to sea always carry a means of communication, wear a life jacket and respect the water’.


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