Baltimore RNLI assist boat owner

April 30th, 2017 5:14 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

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The Baltimore RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was launched last night after a boat owner was spotted getting into difficulty.

THE Baltimore RNLI Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was launched last night to assist a boat in Baltimore harbour.

A boat was seen breaking from its moorings in strong southerly winds and a member of the public, concerned for the safety of a person seen trying to access the boat from a rowing dinghy, contacted Baltimore RNLI

The ILB was tasked to assist the vessel and assisted the owner in mooring the boat and then dropped the occupant back to shore.

While on the way back to the station the ILB was tasked to investigate possible flare sighting in the area. After conducting a search in strong wind, rain and darkness nothing was out of the ordinary was found and the ILB was stood down and returned to Station.

The crew on the lifeboat comprised  Mícheál Cottrell, Ryan O Mahony and Colin Rochford.  Shore Crew members assisting at the station were Seamus O Driscoll, Rianne Smith and Jerry Smith and Brian McSweeney.


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