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Youghal RNLI assists two people on fishing vessel in first call out of 2017

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI came to the assistance of two people last weekend after their fishing vessel got into difficulty off the Cork coast.

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Youghal RNLI

The volunteer crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat last Saturday (27 January) at 3.55pm to reports of a vessel in need of assistance.

The lifeboat proceeded to the location of the 21ft fishing boat a half mile east of Black Ball Buoy. The lifeboat helmed by Patsy O’Mahony and with crew members Liam Keogh, Jason Clossey and Jack Nolan onboard returned the boat under tow safely to his moorings in Youghal harbour.

The weather on the day was fine with a slight south westerly breeze.

Speaking following the call out, Brendan O'Driscoll, Youghal RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: 'We were happy to come to the assistance of the fishing crew and bring them to safety. We would also like to congratulate Jack Nolan on a job well done on his first call out since he moved from shore crew to full crew in January.'

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