Galway RNLI assists after 32ft yacht breaks moorings in Renville (Oranmore)
Galway RNLI assisted in the recovery of a 32ft yacht that broke its moorings in Renville, Oranmore, earlier this evening (Monday, 10 May).
The Irish Coast Guard sought the assistance of Galway RNLI at about 5.40pm and the lifeboat crew launched a short time later from Galway Docks.
Upon arrival at Renville, members of the Galway Bay Sailing Club were out on the water and towing the boat to safety. The Galway RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assisted.
Conditions were fairly unsettled at the time with Force 5 to 6 winds blowing. No-one was hurt in the incident and there was no damage to the vessel.
Galway RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Mike Cummins said with the weather so changeable these past few days he would urge all boat owners to make sure all vessel moorings are secure.
The lifeboat volunteer crew on this call out were Helm Brian Niland and crew Dave Oliver, David McGrath and James Rhattigan.
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.