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Baltimore RNLI assists motorboat with five on board

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Baltimore Inshore lifeboat. Photo : RNLI/Baltimore

Author: Sheelagh Broderick, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Baltimore RNLI.

Baltimore RNLI has assisted a family after a motorboat got into difficulty in County Cork.

The family outing to Cape Clear Island became a distress call this evening Sunday, 15 July.

The Merry Fisher 6.5 metre motorboat experienced difficulties with her fuel line when on passage from Cape Clear Island to White Hall.

Taking precautionary action the skipper dropped an anchor and called for assistance.

At 6.40pm, Baltimore RNLI Helm Micheál Cottrell on board the Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat Bessie and with crew Diarmuid Collins and Gerald O’Brien speedily made their way to the Western tip of Sherkin Island, where the distressed vessel had dropped anchor near Drolaun Rock.

There were five people including two adults and three children on board the boat at the time.

The lifeboat took the vessel in tow returning four of the family of five to Cunnamore Pier and then bringing the boat and skipper back to her moorings at White Hall.

The inshore lifeboat returned to Baltimore Harbour at 7:45pm.

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