Severe weather in Baltimore Harbour

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Published on: April 18, 2013

The all weather lifeboat was launched in severe weather conditions yesterday 17th April. A local fishing vessel was dragging her mooring towards a rocky shore while a visiting yacht struggled to find shelter or holding ground within the harbour. The lifeboat Alan Massey transferred two crew onto the fishing vessel starting the engine and brought her to safety. The yacht was directed toward the shelter of Sherkin Pier where a local Islander directed them to a safe mooring. Winds continued gusting to 50 knots and
over as the lifeboat returned to her berth at Bull Point.

On board were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell, crew Aidan Bushe, John O’Flynn, Shane McSweeney and Eoin Ryan.

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