Youghal RNLI called to assist seven meter cabin cruiser

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THE YOUGHAL RNLI were called out on Tuesday 28th of August at 4.15 p.m to the aid of a seven metre cabin cruiser with three persons on board, that had suffered engine failure with their anchor dragging off Mangans Bay.

The Youghal Lifeboat Patricia Jennings, under the helm of Mike Brookes with crew members Eddie Hennessy & Ray Kelly arrived on scene and towed them back to its moorings at the Ferry Point.

When the boat was safely moored they escorted the three casualties who were all safe and well to the Quayside in Youghal.

The weather at the time was blowing a force five southerly wind.

The Youghal Lifeboat Patricia Jennings, under the helm of Mike Brookes with crew members Eddie Hennessy & Ray Kelly tow the seven metre cabin cruiser with three persons on board back safety. Photo: Robbie Ambrose

The Youghal Lifeboat Patricia Jennings, under the helm of Mike Brookes with crew members Eddie Hennessy & Ray Kelly tow the seven metre cabin cruiser with three persons on board back to  safety. Photo: Robbie Ambrose

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations with 43 in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of the Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Youghal Lifeboat Patricia Jennings, under the helm of Mike Brookes with crew members Eddie Hennessy & Ray Kelly tow the seven metre cabin cruiser with three persons on board back safety. Photo: Robbie Ambrose

The Youghal Lifeboat Patricia Jennings, under the helm of Mike Brookes with crew members Eddie Hennessy & Ray Kelly tow the seven metre cabin cruiser with three persons on board back to safety. Photo: Robbie Ambrose

Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland and registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736)

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