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Storm Hector Blows Yacht Ashore On Kerry Coast

14th June 2018
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The yacht beached near Waterville, Co Kerry, as seen earlier today The yacht beached near Waterville, Co Kerry, as seen earlier today Photo: Éanna Bushe/RTÉ News

#StormHector - One sorry yacht owner felt the wrath of Storm Hector today (Thursday 14 June) when their vessel was founded beached near Waterville in Co Kerry, as RTÉ News reports.

The Hanse yacht, named Seabiscuit, broke its mooring in Ballinskelligs Bay and was blown ashore on Inny Strand below Waterville Golf Course amid severe gusts that were forecast to reach as high as 125kmh overnight.

A Status Yellow small craft warning remains in effect on coasts from Hook Head to Erris Head to Howth Head with west to southwest winds reaching Force 6 or higher.

Published in Coastguard
MacDara Conroy

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