Motorboat experiences engine difficulties en route from Cape Clear Island to White Hall

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Published on: July 15, 2012

A family outing to Cape Clear Island became a distress call this evening 15th July 2012. The Merry Fisher 6.5 metre motorboat experienced difficulties with her fuel line when en route from Cape Clear Island to White Hall this evening. Taking precautionary action the skipper dropped an anchor and called for assistance. At 18:40 RNLI Helm Micheál Cottrell onboard the Atlantic 75  inshore lifeboat Bessie with crew Diarmuid Collins and Gerald O’Brien speedily made their way to the Western tip of Sherkin Island, where the distressed vessel had dropped anchor near Drolaun Point. There were 5 people, 2 adults and 3 children, on board the boat at the time. The lifeboat took the vessel in tow returning four of the family of five  to Cunnamore Pier and then bringing the boat and skipper back to her moorings at White Hall. The inshore lifeboat returned to Baltimore Harbour at 19:45.

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