Crosshaven RNLI assist four people after 22ft powerboat suffers engine failure
Crosshaven RNLI came to the aid of four people yesterday after their powerboat got into difficulty
The vessel had anchored clear of the shipping channel and requested assistance from the Coast Guard.
The lifeboat with volunteer crew of Ian Venner, Norman Jackson, Jonny Bermingham and David Venner was underway by 9.40pm and arrived at the casualty vessel and her crew at 10.15pm.
After assessing the situation, a decision was made to establish a tow and bring the vessel to the nearest safe port were it was berthed at Monkstown Marina before returning to Crosshaven.
Crosshaven RNLI Helm Ian Venner commented that: ;whilst conditions were calm, the night temperature was very cold on the water and it was important to get the occupants ashore as quickly as possible.'
Shore Crew included Kevin McCarthy and Patsy Fegan.
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