Youghal RNLI assists sailor in difficulty onboard a 17ft pleasure boat

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI came to aid of a sailor onboard a broken down 17ft pleasure boat that suffered engine failure approximately two and a half miles south east of Youghal Lighthouse.

RNLI/Youghal Lifeboat

The volunteer crew were requested to launch their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat at 11.11am this morning (Thursday 20 July) following a report of a person onboard a broken down Warrior 175 boat and were on the scene in approximately five minutes. Weather conditions were described as very favourable with a north westerly breeze on a Ebbing tide.

The lifeboat helmed by Alan Revins along with crew members Jack Nolan, Shane Buckley and Jason Innes arrived at the location and observed the man onboard was safe and well and did not require medical assistance. Upon further assessment of the situation, one crew member boarded the vessel and a decision was made to establish a tow and bring the boat to its mooring at Ferry Point in Youghal Harbour.

Speaking after the call out, Mark Nolan, Youghal RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Mark Nolan: ‘The person onboard made the call for assistance by calling 999 and asking for the Coast Guard. He did the right thing by carrying a means of communication like a mobile phone and VHF radio and also by wearing his Personal Protective Equipment, things we would always encourage people to do.'


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