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Crosshaven RNLI in early morning call out to two people on broken down boat

Lifeboats News Release

Crosshaven RNLI's crew were paged at 2.10am this morning (Wednesday 2 June) and launched at 2.30am to a vessel broken down between Myrtleville and Fountainstown.

Initially, the position was given as two miles East of Myrtleville. The volunteer crew had a casualty mobile number and were able to get a Lat/Long position from their phone which placed them between Myrtleville and Fountainstown.

The RIB with two people onboard had run out of fuel, had no working navigation lights and no working VHF radio. One of the casualties was very cold and the two casualties were transferred to the lifeboat before taking the RIB in tow to Crosshaven.

Crew on this service were Helm Alan Venner in command with Claire Morgan, Peter Lane and Jonny Bermingham.
Shore crew were Norman Jackson, Jenna O’Shea, Richie Leonard, James Fegan, Gary Heslin and Kevin McCarthy.

Crosshaven RNLI Helm, Alan Venner commented on the importance of 'having your vessel in good order and making sure you have
enough fuel on board before heading to sea.'


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