Baltimore RNLI tow yacht with 2 people on board to safety

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Published on: July 26, 2013

26 July 2013

Baltimore RNLI lifeboat was called today at  6:36pm Friday 26 July to assist a yacht in difficulty west of the Stags Rocks near Baltimore Harbour in West Cork. The 30ft yacht had 2 people on board, a man and a woman, when their engine failed and they were unable to sail into Baltimore against a strong tide. The Tamar class all weather lifeboat Alan Massey, located the vessel and took her in tow to the safety of Baltimore Harbour.

Baltimore RNLI Coxswain Kieran Cotter commented that ‘while the yacht was in no immediate danger, it was prudent to seek assistance during daylight hours before the situation could escalate’.

Volunteer RNLI crew on board were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Brian McSweeney, Micheal Cottrell, Cathal Cottrell, Brendan Cottrell, Don O’Donovan and Diarmuid Collins.

The RNLI is funded through charitable donations. Next Sunday 28th July is Lifeboat day on Cape Clear island. The all weather lifeboat will pay a courtesy call to North Harbour in the afternoon.

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