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Union Hall RNLI launched to a yacht gone aground in Glandore harbour.

Lifeboats News Release

Union Hall RNLI were alerted by Valentia Coast Guard at 3.24 pm today (Saturday 22 July) to a report of a yacht with two sailors gone aground at the middle danger in Glandore harbour, West Cork.

lifeboat crew 22.7.2017

RNLI/Pamela Deasy

Chris Collins, Aodh O'Donnell and Martin Limrick

Union Hall RNLI launched and were underway to the casualty vessel a yacht approx 30 feet in length, at 3.33 pm, weather conditions were favourable with a slight breeze from the north. While enroute to the scene a member of the public notified the lifeboat station that the yacht had refloated safely. Our volunteer crew spoke to the sailors who were happy to continue sailing.

Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Peter Deasy said: 'while a lot of activity is taking place in Glandore harbour this week with Glandore Classic Boat Regatta, we advise people to be alert, obey navigation aids and respect the water, if you see someone in trouble dial 999/112 and ask for Coast Guard.'

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