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Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat called to assist drifting vessel

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Bundoran lifeboat B-834 William Henry Liddington. Photo : RNLI/Bundoran

Author: Shane Smyth, Lifeboat Press Officer, Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat

Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was this morning (Monday 23rd July) called to assist a small 17ft yacht which had been drifting off Mullaghmore, County Sligo.

The initial call came from Malin Head Coastguard around 8.50am who had received a call from another vessel to say that they had found the yacht drifting and had tied it up at a mooring, however it needed to be made more secure. Bundoran Lifeboat was then paged to the scene and took the vessel under tow under to a new mooring closer to Mullaghmore Harbour. It was then secured.

Helming the lifeboat was RNLI Volunteer Elliot Kearns who said ‘when we got there the yacht had become separated from its mooring. We then took it under tow and tied it up at a mooring in the outer harbour. Not all of our callouts are to people in trouble and on this occasion we were happy to assist this vessel’

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