First callout for new Atlantic 85 Christine and Raymond Fielding at Union Hall

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat Christine and Raymond Fielding, by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.50pm today (Friday 9th July) to reports of two people in difficulty in the small sound, an area north of Rabbit Island, just west of Glandore harbour.

Volunteer crew

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Volunteer Lifeboat crew left to right - Richie O’Mahony, Stephen Hurley, Tim Forde, Charlie Deasy, Sean Walsh and Jim Moloney

The lifeboat helmed by Tim Forde with crew Charlie Deasy, Stephen Hurley and Richie O’Mahony made its way to the small sound and met the casualty vessel. The two crew were rowing towards shore as they had engine difficulty, but they were happy enough to not require assistance. They were wearing lifejackets and conditions were favourable with sea conditions calm.

Speaking following the call out, Jim Moloney, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘It is always advisable to call the Coast Guard if you think someone might be in difficulty, when heading out on the water, always carry a means of communication, wear a life jacket, wear suitable clothing for the trip, and enjoy your time on the coast this Summer.

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Lifeboat

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Christine and Raymond Fielding
Lifeboat

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Christine and Raymond Fielding

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