Yacht Runs Aground On Ilen Riv...


Yacht Runs Aground On Ilen River In West Cork

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09:35 4 Jun 2023

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A yacht ran aground on the Ilen River in West Cork yesterday.

The volunteer Baltimore lifeboat crew received a request for assistance via the Irish Coast Guard at around quarter past nine yesterday morning.

Two of the three sailors on the yacht were brought ashore transferred by the inshore lifeboat - to a nearby boatyard

The skipper of the casualty vessel remained with the yacht until it self-floated on the rising tide a few hours later, with no damage done.

There were three volunteer crew onboard the lifeboat, Helm Pat O’Driscoll and crew members Eoin O’Driscoll and Rob O’Leary.

Assisting at the lifeboat station were Jerry Smith and Marion MacFeely.

Conditions during the call out were calm with a slight easterly wind.

Speaking following the call out, Baltimore Helm Pat O’Driscoll said: ‘Even the most experienced sailors can get into difficulty and we were happy to be of assistance to the yacht’s crew this morning. Should you get into difficulty, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’

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