Union Hall RNLI assists seven people on angling vessel in difficulty.
Union Hall RNLI launched to aid an angling vessel experiencing mechanical difficulty with seven persons onboard.
The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat Margaret Bench of Solihull, this afternoon (Friday 14 May) at 3.40pm to a chartered angling vessel, with seven people onboard, that was one mile south of Adam Island just outside Glandore harbour in West Cork.
The lifeboat helmed by Tim Forde with Paddy Moloney and Cathal Deasy onboard, launched at 3.51pm and made its way to the area where the vessel was, and once on scene, a lifeboat crew member established a towline and the lifeboat began to proceed the tow back to the pier at Union Hall.
Speaking following the call out, Jim Moloney, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘This was the second lifeboat launch request for Union Hall within 24 hours, and with a busy season ahead we would remind everyone going to sea to always carry a means of communication, wear a life jacket and respect the water’.
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.