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Rosslare Harbour RNLI assists three people on becalmed yacht near Tuskar Rock

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 5:50 AM

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat based in Rosslare Harbour was launched by volunteers late on Sunday night (27 May) to assist a becalmed yacht with three crew onboard.

Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour


The 13m yacht which was travelling south, was becalmed on a very still evening. Unable to continue and within busy shipping lanes off the Wexford coast, the yacht called for assistance. Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat quickly reached the yacht and it was brought back, on tow, to the shelter of Rosslare Europort.


Apart from poor visibility due to fog the sea conditions were calm.


Speaking after the call out, Jamie Ryan, Rosslare Harbour RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘We would like to commend our crew for their great response late on a Sunday evening and also commend the experienced crew on the yacht for quickly calling for assistance when they encountered problems.’

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