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Union Hall RNLI goes to aid of two people on boat in difficulty off The Stags

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Union Hall RNLI were requested to launch their inshore Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Christine and Raymond Fielding, by the Irish Coast Guard at 12.15pm today (Monday 13 June) to a 10m fishing vessel with two people onboard, that had got propped.

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Crew and shore crew following today’s callout

The lifeboat under helm Michael Limrick with crew Paddy Moloney and Darren Collins launched at 12.23pm, in a westerly breeze with moderate sea conditions at the time.

Once on scene, an assessment was carried out by the crew and due to the nature of being propped, a tow was established and the vessel was escorted to the nearest safe port of Union Hall arriving at 2.35pm.

Following the call out, Jim Moloney, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘It is always advisable to call the Coast Guard on 112/999 if you see someone in trouble on or near the water, wear a lifejacket, carry a means of communication, wear suitable clothing for the trip at sea, and enjoy your time on the coast over the coming months.’


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