Valentia RNLI assist motor cruiser with two people onboard

Lifeboats News Release

Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat this afternoon (Thursday 28 June) to assist a 30ft motor cruiser with two people onboard, which had suffered mechanical failure.

Photo taken from the Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat of the Skellig Rock Little and Skellig Michael behind it.

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Skellig Rock Little & Skellig Michael

At 2.37pm Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI's all-weather lifeboat to launch and assist a motor cruiser with mechanical failure one mile south of Skellig Rock Little, Co.Kerry.

Weather conditions at the time were described as good with clear visibility.

Arriving on scene, a volunteer crew member was transferred to the casualty vessel to assist with setting up a tow. The vessel was taken under tow and towed safely back into Knightstown Harbour.

Speaking following the call out, Michelle Curran, Valentia RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, said: ‘With this stunning weather more people are taking to the water, we urge everyone to respect the water, always carry a means for calling for help and ensure all onboard know how to use it'.

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