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Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched today, 12 July, to lend assistance to a 40 foot pleasure craft that ran into difficulties one mile east of Ballycotton lighthouse. The pleasure craft fouled its propeller on rope while on passage and sought assistance. A lifeboat crewmember was put aboard the pleasure craft and attempts were made to free the offending rope but without success. A towline was established and the casualty was towed to Ballycotton harbour, where they arrived safely at 16:00.

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Ballycotton lifeboat station received a request for assistance to a 31 ft. yacht with a fouled propeller 4 miles east of Ballycotton. The yacht, with two persons aboard, had left Crosshaven earlier when a rope wrapped around its propeller south of Knockadoon, East Cork.  On arrival at the casualty a lifeboat crewmember was placed on board and attempts were made to free the rope. With the successful completion of this exercise the yacht continued it journey and Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat returned to station.
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Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched at 04:10 this morning, Sunday 9 May, for the second time in one night.  They went to assist a 44ft Irish fishing vessel with a fouled propeller 37 miles south east of Ballycotton.  The wind at the time had picked up and conditions were fresh.  A towline was established and the fishing vessel is being towed to Ballycotton. 

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Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat  launched this evening to investigate a report of red flares seen east of Cork Harbour. Their eta is 21:45. More to follow.
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