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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 [...]

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.

All Home All Safe

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Published on: April 7, 2012

A dive boat Barramundi with 8 people on board experienced engine failure near the Kedges rock outside Baltimore Harbour this morning. The alarm was raised at 12:25 and within minutes Helmsman Youen Jacob with crew Mícheál Cottrell and Ronan Callanan were on their way in the ILB Bessie to offer assistance. They found the 6.5 metre Ribcraft at anchor 100 yards off the Kedges. The divers had not yet commenced diving when their engine broke down. The divers had then thrown out an anchor to avoid being pushed onto the rocks nearby. The lifeboat crew secured the RIB and towed her back into the safety of Baltimore Harbour. All were returned safe to dry land within an hour of the bleepers going off.

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