Baltimore RNLI had been referred to as out to assist two folks on a yacht in Baltimore harbour, West Cork, this afternoon.
The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 12.05pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to offer help to a yacht with two folks on board that was in problem in robust wind and tough seas in Baltimore harbour.
The boat had damaged free from a mooring and was caught by its rudder on a line within the harbour.
The Baltimore inshore lifeboat towed the vessel by means of tough situations within the harbour and put the boat on a mooring within the shelter of Sherkin Island.
An anchor was additionally dropped from the yacht for added safety.
The occupants of the yacht had been then introduced again to Baltimore, and the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 12.43pm.
Kate Callanan, Baltimore RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer stated: “The crew of the yacht did the correct factor in alerting the Irish Coast Guard as quickly as they knew they had been in hassle because it might have escalated in a short time within the poor climate situations within the harbour on the time.”
The incident was the second name of the day for Baltimore RNLI, who had been referred to as out to a Medevac on Sherkin Island within the early hours of this morning.
Baltimore RNLI was referred to as out to offer a medical evacuation within the early hours of Monday from Sherkin Island off the coast of Baltimore, West Cork.
The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 00.28am, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to offer medical help to and evacuation of a person residing on the island.
The Baltimore all-weather lifeboat crew arrived at Sherkin Island pier at 00.39am.
Three voluntary lifeboat crew members proceeded to the casualty’s location the place they administered casualty care after which transferred him by stretcher again to the lifeboat.
The lifeboat departed Sherkin at 01.19am and handed the casualty over to HSE paramedics who had been ready at Baltimore lifeboat station.
Kate Callanan, Baltimore RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer stated: ‘Baltimore RNLI typically present medical evacuations to residents of islands off the coast of West Cork.
“If you end up in want of medical help while on an island name 999 or 112.”