Archives for August 2015 (5)

ILB Rescue in Record Time

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Published on: August 19, 2015

A rescue operation took place in what must have been record time this evening 19 August. Bleepers went off at 18:19 after a 7 metre motor Boat with 2 adults on board went aground on rocks opposite the station house. The boat had suffered engine failure and had drifted onto rocks in flat calm weather conditions. The inshore lifeboat launched at 18:27 passed a tow to the motor boat at 18:28, put the boat back on her own mooring at 18:32 and then returned to station at 18:42. On board the ILB were Helm Kieran Collins with crew Jerry Smith & Diarmuid Collins.

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Life Jacket Clinic

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Published on: August 18, 2015

Free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic at Baltimore Sailing Club next Saturday August 22nd 12.00 to 17.00 all welcome

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Two yachts become entangled in Baltimore Harbour

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Published on: August 4, 2015
Baltimore all weather lifeboat was called out at just after 2am this morning, to a yacht in difficulty in Baltimore harbour. An unoccupied yacht dragged its mooring, and became entangled in a yacht with two occupants aboard. Both yachts were caught up and thumping off each other in force 6 westerly winds. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene the y-boat was deployed and manned by Pat Collins and Brendan Cottrell, they dropped crewman Brian McSweeney onto the unmanned yacht to assist with rigging a towline from the lifeboat. Once the tow was secure the tangled mooring was released and the unmanned yacht was towed clear. The yacht was placed on an unoccupied visitors mooring in the harbour, and the lifeboat returned to station at 3.20am. After washing down the boat, equipment and crew gear the lights were switched off and the station doors locked at 3.50am. Crew were Kieran Cotter, Jerry Smith, Pat Collins, Brendan Cottrell, Brian McSweeney, Don O’ Donovan and Sean McCarthy.

RIB adrift Coosheen Point, Schull

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Published on: August 3, 2015

Tragedy was averted this evening 3rd August after a RIB with 5 persons onboard called for assistance. The alert that a RIB was adrift in the Gascannane Sound off Sherkin Island came at 18:24. Later this was revised to a position 100 metres off rocks East of Schull Harbour. The all weather lifeboat was launched with a crew of 7 on board at 18:32. Weather conditions at the time were as follows; West South West Winds Force 6-7, Sea State – Rough The stricken RIB had put out an anchor to try and hold her position but it was not holding. The lifeboat advised putting out as much rope as possible to try & secure the anchor. The lifeboat also used VHF direction finding to locate the RIB.Schull Inshore Rescue were first on scene at Coosheen point East of Schull Harbour. They established a tow with the 8 metre blue and orange RIB. Baltimore Lifeboat arrived minutes later at 18:51 and stood by to support the tow back into Schull.On board were Kieran Cotter Coxswain, Jerry Smith Mechanic, Brendan Cottrell, Jim Baker, Colin Whooley, Don Donovan and Pat Collins

 

Busy Week for Lifeboats

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Published on: August 2, 2015

The last seven days have proved to be a busy time for Baltimore Lifeboats, with six callouts during the period. Baltimore all-weather lifeboat was called upon four times, to perform services that included, a MEDIVAC from Sherkin Island when a youth suffered injuries from a fall, to assist yachts in [...]

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