Irish Lifeboats

The definitive guide to the Irish lifeboat service

Latest News

Courtmacsherry RNLI aids yacht which catches fire

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. Photo : RNLI/Courtmacsherry

Author: Vincent O Donovan, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Courtmacsherry RNLI.

Courtmacsherry RNLI was called out at 7.12pm on saturday (14 July) to go to the aid of a 35ft yacht which has got into difficulties two miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork.


Courtmacsherry RNLI was called out at 7.12pm on Saturday (14 July) to go to the aid of a 35ft yacht which has got into difficulties two miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork.


 

The stricken vessel had a fire on board and requested immediate assistence.


 

The all weather lifeboat reached the casuality and with the fire being extinguished, it proceeded to tow the yacht with two people on board back to Courtmacsherry.


 

Conditions at sea at the time were windy force 4 to 5.

Categories: RNLI News