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Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11

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Courtown and Arklow Lifeboats Shout 29/07/11
Courtown Lifeboat was launched at 6.10 p.m. to go to the assistance of a 30ft sailing yacht the 'Lee na Mara', which was dragging its anchor and had run aground at Poulshone beach, one and a half miles south of Courtown Harbour. Arklow's all-weather Trent class lifeboat was then tasked to assist the Courtown's D Class inshore lifeboat and it launched shortly after 7 p.m., arriving on scene 20 minutes later. The water was too shallow for the Arklow lifeboat to get close to the yacht, so Courtown Lifeboat passed the towline from the Arklow Lifeboat to the stricken vessel and secured it in place. Within a short space of time the Arklow lifeboat successfully re-flated the yacht to safer water. The Courtown crew member stayed with the boat owner for some time and when the towline was re-fixed for a long tow, the Arklow lifeboat began a three-hour trip back to Arklow. Courtown's lifeboat returned to base shortly before 9 p.m. Photo : Courtown/Arklow RNLI
Posted on June 19, 2012