THE Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 12.20pm this afternoon to go to the aid of a 40ft pleasure cruiser that had run into difficulties just off the Seven Heads in West Cork.
The cruiser, with two people on board, was on passage from East Ferry to Baltimore when it fouled its props about 300 yards off the cliffs at Seven Heads.
They managed to hold themselves off the shore by tying themselves to lobster pots until the lifeboat arrived.
The Courtmacsherry lifeboat under coxswain Sean O’Farrell and a crew of six launched immediately and reached the stricken vessel at 12.45pm and succeeded in quickly getting a tow rope on board and assessed the damage.
The Naval Vessel LE Orla also proceeded to the area and stood by with their divers in the event of being needed.
Both the cruiser and the lifeboat have now arrived back to Courtmacsherry pier. This was the third similar call out and rescue in the past 10 days and the 22nd callout in the past year for the Courtmscsherry lifeboat.
Conditions at sea today are windy with a good swell, a spokesperson said.