A yacht experiencing engine difficulty 2 miles East of Adams Island near Glandore Harbour, West Cork made a call for assistance as variable wind conditions impeded progress to safety. The alarm was raised at 20:04 this evening Saturday 23 June.
Within minutes the RNLI allweather lifeboat Alan Massey was leaving her moorings in Baltimore Harbour. The Tamar class lifeboat with a top speed of 25 knots made good speed to rendezvous with the distressed vessel.
Coxswain Kieran Cotter assessed the situation of the 2 male yachtsmen on board the 35 foot yacht and decided the best course of action was to tow the yacht into Union Hall 65 minutes away. Having secured the safety of the yacht and her crew in Union Hall, the lifeboat returned to Baltimore.
On board the Alan Massey were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Aidan Bushe, Brendan Cottrell, Micheal Cottrell, Jerry Smith, Diarmuid Collins and Brian McSweeney.