Youghal RNLI assists sailor in difficulty 400 yards off Mangan’s Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI went to the aid of a sailor in difficulty 400 yards off Mangan’s Bay yesterday (Thursday 23 June) after their boat suffered engine failure.

RNLI Youghal crew on their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat

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Youghal RNLI crew on their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat at 12.49pm yesterday (Thursday 23 June) afternoon following reports of a person onboard a broken down 7m Cobra rib which was at anchor 400 yards off Mangan’s Bay.

Weather conditions at the time were good and calm with a southernly breeze of wind.

Arriving at the casualty's location, the lifeboat crew observed that the man onboard was safe and well. He was wearing full personal protective equipment. Upon further assessment of the situation, a decision was made to establish a tow and bring the boat to a trailer at the nearest safe port at Ferry Point.

Speaking after the call out, John Griffin, Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘With the weather getting finer we would urge everyone planning to go out on their boats to make sure they are serviced at the start of the year. It is also essential to have a means of communication such as a VHF radio or mobile phone in the event of a difficult situation. 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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