Friday 20 September 2019

RNLI launches to help stranded yacht

RNLI Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat
RNLI Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat

By David Tucker

the volunteer lifeboat crew from Rosslare RNLI came to the aid of the crew of a large yacht after its propellers became entangled in lobster pots off Carnsore Point on Tuesday afternoon.

Conditions were described as showery with a south westerly wind force 4/5. On arrival at the scene the all-weather lifeboat crew launched their Y boat, the small inflatable boat kept onboard the lifeboat for close contact with another vessel or the shoreline, and proceeded to the stranded yacht. After the lobster pot ropes were freed by the lifeboat crew the yacht continued on its journey to Arklow.

Rosslare RNLI stood by the large yacht for a time after it resumed its journey to ensure it proceeded safely.

Rosslare RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Jamie Ryan said: 'We were happy to be able to assist after the yacht became entangled in ropes. Conditions can change suddenly out at sea and that area can be busy with marine traffic. By deploying the lifeboat's inflatable Y boat the lifeboat crew were able to provide quick and decisive action.'

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