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Union Hall RNLI launched to aid a yacht on rocks in Glandore Harbour

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Union Hall RNLI was requested to launch on Sunday afternoon (10 September) at 4.21pm by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of a yacht after breaking it's mooring in Glandore harbour and was heading for rocks.

Union Hall RNLI

The volunteer lifeboat crew was underway at 4.32pm and headed to the assistance of the casualty vessel. A crew member was put aboard the yacht and attached a tow line, the casualty vessel was towed back to the safety of Union Hall pier and tied up.

The weather conditions at the time were dry with a wind force westerly 7 gusting 8 and sea conditions were bumpy.

Speaking following the call out John Kelleher Lifeboat Operations Manager said: 'The weather conditions at present are force 7/8 and these are to remain for most of the coming week, if you see someone in trouble please dial 999/112 and ask for the Coast Guard, and for your safety stay away from exposed coastal areas.'

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