Crosshaven RNLI assist powerboat with two people onboard
The volunteers of Crosshaven RNLI were paged at 5.51pm this evening (Sunday 19 July) to go to the aid of a broken down vessel, East of Power Head.
First reports were that the 23ft powerboat with 2 people on board had broken down and was at anchor awaiting help.
Enroute, the lifeboat crew was informed by the Coast Guard that the casualty had managed to restart their engine and was slowly making for Ballycotton and would be obliged for the lifeboat to escort the vessel into the harbour.
The lifeboat crew were happy to oblige and saw the vessel safely moored in the harbour at Ballycotton.
Commenting on the incident, helm, Crosshaven RNLI Helm Ian Venner said: 'The vessel's owner did everything by the book and called the problem into the Coast Guard immediately and then anchored the vessel.'
Launch crew on this call out were Sandra Farrell, Susanne Deane, Richie Leonard and Caomhe Foster. The lifeboat returned to station at 8pm.
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.