Baltimore RNLI lIfeboat called into service twice in one night to assist vessels in distress

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Published on: July 18, 2010

Date: 18/07/2010

 

Baltimore RNLI Inshore lIfeboat was called into service twice tonight                              (Sunday 18 July 2010) to assist vessels in distress in poor weather conditions. A yacht dragging its anchor in Church Strand called for assistance while winds were freshening to force 7 from the southwest with heavy rain and poor visibility.

The alarm was raised at 20:15. Helmsman John Kearney and crew Micheal Cottrell and Ronan Calnan provided assistance to the lone yachtsman, helped to secure the vessel and escorted her back to Baltimore Harbour.

Later at 22:40 the inshore lifeboat was again called out to give assistance to a RIB that had gone aground on a rocky shore following engine failure. There was one man and two children on board at the time. The inshore lifeboat was launched again under the direction of Helmsman John Kearney and crew Paul O’Driscoll and Tadhg Collins.Again the lifeboat was able to secure the safety of the vessel and passengers.

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