Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched to pleasure craft seeking assistance off the East Cork coast
BALLYCOTTON RNLI LIFEBOAT launched today Sunday, 1 July, at 1520 to a pleasure craft 1 mile south east of Capel Island, off the East Cork coast. The Coastguard received a call for assistance shortly after 1500 and requested Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat to launch. The 25 foot vessel with 5 anglers aboard were experiencing mechanical difficulties and were in need of assistance. Weather conditions in the area were poor at the time with the winds blowing force 5 / 6 and poor visibility. When the Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat arrived at 1600 they established a towline and took the vessel under tow to Ballycotton, arriving at 1800. The pleasure craft was safely secured alongside the pier wall.