Youghal RNLI called to help four people on board a yacht


The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were requested by the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre to launch at 10.03 pm on Sunday 1st September to reports of four people on board a yacht in trouble at the mouth of the harbour.

The 46ft yacht was in need of assistance due to engine problems. Upon reaching the vessel the crew established that all four people on board were safe and well, one RNLI crew member then boarded the vessel and established a tow rope between the yacht and the inshore lifeboat. The yacht was safely towed back to the mooring were it was unable to be secured safely due to the possibility of very low tides, it was then towed to the pontoon and safely secured. The lifeboat returned to the station at 11.00 pm.

Two call outs were also received on Saturday 31 August. The first was to a what turned out to be a piece of floating timber, the lifeboat was stood down shortly after launch. The second call was received from Youghal Coast Guard at 4.35 pm to attend a sinking boat in market dock. Due to heavy rains and swell the evening before the boat had taken on too much water and was sinking. The volunteer crew entered the water to help the owner of the boat secure lines before a tow was established and it was taken to the slip were it was secured. The lifeboat returned to the station at 5.05pm.

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