Crosshaven RNLI assists three people on 13m yacht with engine difficulties
Crosshaven RNLI was requested to launch its inshore lifeboat shortly before noon today (Monday 25 July) to assist three people on a 13m steel hulled yacht on passage from Youghal to Crosshaven that had engine difficulties.
Crosshaven RNLI volunteers Aidan O’Conner, Susanne Deane, Norman Jackson and Claire Morgan launched the lifeboat and met the yacht at Roches
Point to assess the situation. Susanne Deane boarded the yacht and organised the lines for the tow, before the vessel was brought to the nearest safe port at Crosshaven Boatyard, where she was safely berthed.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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