Crosshaven RNLI assists three people on 13m yacht with engine difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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The yacht, with three people onboard alerted Valentia Coast Guard as they were approaching Roches Point that they had engine problems and with a north westerly wind blowing over 25 knots along with a 1-2m sea running, felt it prudent not to attempt entering Cork Harbour under sail alone.

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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