Archives for 2012 (75)

Double trouble in West Cork

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Published on: August 4, 2012

04/08/2012 A busy bank holiday weekend required the attention of Baltimore Lifeboat in two separate incidents. The first alarm was raised at 19:15 when it was reported that a yacht was in difficulty near Ballydehob. Helm Micheal Cottrell with crew Ronan Callanan and Diarmuid Collins in the Inshore Lifeboat Bessie [...]

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 [...]

ALB & ILB in search near Glandore

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Published on: July 10, 2012

A missing dinghy in Glandore this evening 10th July gave rise to concern that a sailor had not returned safely. The Coastguard raised the alarm at 20:36 and requested that both lifeboats based in Baltimore be launched to initiate a search and rescue operation. The Tamar class all weather lifeboat [...]

Alan Massey at Baltimore Pier for Divisional Inspection

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Published on: July 6, 2012

60 ft schooner dragging anchor in Crookhaven

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Published on: June 30, 2012

A 60ft schooner with 3 persons on board called for help as she was dragging anchor in Crookhaven today 30 June. The alarm was raised at 15:03 requesting the RNLI Tamar class all weather lifeboat Alan Massey to assist. The lifeboat was within 3 miles of Crookhaven when she was [...]

Disabled yacht towed to Union Hall

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Published on: June 23, 2012

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 [...]

Lifeboat tasked to medical emergency

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Published on: June 14, 2012

A call for assistance came for a second time today when the bleepers went off at 21:55, this time for the all weather lifeboat. The coastguard had issued a request for an immediate medical evacuation from Sherkin Island. In difficult weather conditions Coxswain Kieran Cotter, with mechanic Cathal Cottrell and crew Jerry Smith, [...]

ILB in race against time and tide

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Published on: May 30, 2012

The inshore lifeboat was called into action again this afternoon when a yacht making its way down the River Ilen became stuck fast in mud on a falling tide. Fortunately Helmsman Micheal Cottrell with crew Diarmuid Collins and Connor Dempsey got there in time to be able to pass a [...]

Harbour in Mayhem

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Published on: May 26, 2012

Force 7 easterly winds brought sudden mayhem to Baltimore Harbour this morning when three yachts needed the assistance of the Inshore Lifeboat in quick succession.
First a 35ft cruiser with an elderly couple on board had dragged anchor in the Harbour.  ILB crew Ronan Callanan went aboard and hauled the anchor and the brought the yacht back to Baltimore Pier. No sooner was that yacht made secure than another call came through from a 45 ft yacht without steerage or power with a young couple on board. The yacht was within minutes of going aground on Sherkin Island. In difficult sea conditions Helm Micheal Cottrell brought the ILB alongside the distressed yacht and again Ronan scrambled on board. Tadhg Collins passed a tow to Ronan which he secured and then took the wheel for a tow back her to her mooring. Once the second yacht was secure a third call for assistance was made a minute later. A 30 ft yacht with two men on board was in need of assistance. She was without steerage and was pinned on another yacht mooring. Ronan released the yacht boarding dinghy setting the yacht free. The ILB crew attempted to get the yacht back on her mooring but as the weather deteriorated decided to bring the yacht to the safety of the pier. Finally the ILB crew retrieved the boarding dinghy that had been set adrift.

Disabled yacht in tow and heading for Baltimore

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Published on: May 21, 2012

The disabled yacht has been taken under tow near three castle head. Two people were on board the yacht and are reported safe. A member of the lifeboat crew has been put on board the yacht to assist with the passage back to Baltimore.

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