#rnli – A family outing to Cape Clear Island became a distress call this evening. The Merry Fisher 6.5 metre motorboat experienced difficulties with her fuel line when en route from Cape Clear Island to White Hall. Taking precautionary action the skipper dropped an anchor and called for assistance. At 18:40 RNLI Helm Micheál Cottrell onboard the Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat Bessie with crew Diarmuid Collins and Gerald O'Brien made their way to the Western tip of Sherkin Island, where the vessel had dropped anchor near Drolaun Rock. There were five people, two adults and three children, on board the boat at the time. The lifeboat took the vessel in tow returning four of the family of five to Cunnamore Pier and then bringing the boat and skipper back to her moorings at White Hall. The inshore lifeboat returned to Baltimore Harbour at 19:45.
Family Outing to Cape Clear Ends in Lifeboat Tow Home
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