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Wexford and Rosslare Harbour RNLI assist two onboard broken down yacht

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Wexford and Rosslare Harbour RNLI assist two onboard broken down yacht
Volunteer lifeboat crew from Wexford and Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 14 June) to go to the assistance of two people onboard a 37ft yacht which got into difficulty off Wexford’s east coast. Wexford RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat first at 4.30pm following reports that a yacht had suffered engine failure two miles south west of Raven’s Point. Wexford RNLI requested the assistance of their colleagues at Rosslare Harbour RNLI who subsequently launched their all-weather lifeboat. Weather conditions at the time were described as good with a Force 5-6 northerly wind blowing. The sea was calm and there was good visibility. The Wexford lifeboat helmed by Lorraine Galvin and with crew members Simon Gulliver and Martin Conway onboard, arrived on scene at 5pm. Simon who is also Wexford RNLI’s station mechanic boarded the yacht and assessed the situation. After inspection, Simon was able to get the fuel system working again and ran the boat for 10 minutes to ensure the vessel was operating smoothly. Rosslare Harbour RNLI stood by meanwhile, ready to assist if required. Following the checks, the yacht was able to continue on its journey. Photo: RNLI/Wexford
Posted on June 15, 2015 Slideshow