Youghal RNLI assists three people onboard a 40ft cruiser vessel
Youghal RNLI came to the aid of three people onboard a 40ft motor cruiser that was broken down due to engine failure two miles south/east of the lighthouse in Youghal Bay.
The volunteer crew were requested to launch their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat at 2.45pm this afternoon (Thursday 28 July) following reports of three men requiring assistance on a broken down 40ft cruiser vessel.
Weather conditions at the time were favourable on a filling tide.
Shortly after launching and arriving at the location, the lifeboat crew observed that the men aboard were safe and well and did not require any medical assistance. Upon further assessment of the situation, a decision was made to establish a tow and bring the boat safely to Youghal pontoon where they were handed over to Youghal Coast Guard.
Speaking following the call out Mark Nolan Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority said: "Always have a means of communication. Should you get into trouble or see someone else in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard."
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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 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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