Castletownbere tow three to safety

September 2nd, 2017 3:15 PM

By Jackie Keogh


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An angling boat called for assistance after experiencing mechanical difficulties

Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat launched on Friday morning (September 1st) to a boat that got into difficulties three miles south east of Crow Head on the Beara Peninsula.

Valentia Cost Guard Radio tasked Castletownbere's lifeboat at 10.24am to go to the assistance a 30ft angling boat with three people aboard. The boat had issued a call for help because it had experienced mechanical failure and was adrift.

The lifeboat, under the command of Coxswain Brian O’Driscoll, was launched on service within minutes and went to the vessel, which was approximately nine miles south west of Castletownbere harbour.

The boat and it occupants were located in fine weather conditions at 11.07am. RNLI volunteers passed a towrope to the anglers’ onboard and the lifeboat took the vessel under tow to Castletownbere. The vessel was berthed alongside the pier in Castletownbere at 12.37 p.m.

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