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Youghal RNLI comes to aid of crew's 40ft yacht that gets tangled on mooring

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI has come to the aid of the crew of a 40ft yacht that fouled her mooring in Youghal Harbour this afternoon (Monday 19 June).

Youghal RNLI


Youghal RNLI

The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 3.45pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that the yacht was in difficulty about 200m from the lifeboat station. The owner had raised the alarm.

The lifeboat helmed by John Griffin Jnr and with crew members Eddie Hennessy, Jack Nolan and Jason Innes onboard, launched and was quickly on scene.

Weather conditions at the time were good with a southerly force 3 wind and a smooth sea.

Once on scene, the crew observed the three onboard were no longer on the boat, however they had requested assistance due to the yacht having become tangled in her mooring cable which the crew were able to set free.

Speaking following the call out, John Hearne, Youghal RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘This was a straightforward call out for our volunteers who were happy to assist. As we now enter the summer season, we would encourage anyone planning a trip to sea to always go prepared, ensure boats and engines are checked and that you have enough fuel for your trip, always wear a lifejacket or suitable flotation device and always carry a means of communication such as a VHF radio or a mobile phone. Should you get into difficulty or see someone else in trouble, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’


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