Courtmacsherry lifeboat assists large fishing vessel in difficulties

November 12th, 2017 9:18 AM

By Southern Star Team

Some of the Courtmacsherry lifeboat crew in front of the fishing vessel they towed to Kinsale on Saturday night.

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The Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Ken Cashman, last night went to the assistance of an 80-foot fishing vessel which got into difficulties off the coast of West Cork.

Following a mayday call received at 7pm on Saturday evening from the vessel 15 miles off the Seven Heads, the Courtmacsherry lifeboat crew put to sea and reached the casualty at 7.45pm and took it in tow. Conditions at sea were tricky with a strong swell.

The lifeboat berthed the stricken vessel in the safe haven of Adams Quay in Kinsale before returning to base in Courtmacsherry. The lifeboat crew included Evin O’Sullivan, Conor Dullea, Stuart Russell, Ciaran Hurley, Denis Murphy and coxswain Ken Cashman.

Courtmacsherry RNLI voluntary operations manager Brian O’Dwyer praised the crew for carrying out the night rescue with great speed and professionalism and again thanked them and all the station personnel for sacrificing the soccer battle in Copenhagen in order to help others in distress.

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