#rnli – Castletownbere lifeboat crew responded to an early morning callout on Saturday when they launched at 5am to reports that a Spanish fishing trawler had grounded at Ard na Kinna on the western point of Bere Island in Cork. The 33 metre vessel had eleven crewmembers onboard.
The Castletownbere lifeboat under Coxswain Brian O'Driscoll pulled up alongside the grounded vessel and assisted some of the crew onboard the lifeboat. Images taken from the RNLI lifeboat camera show the transfer and the crew were safely evacuated. They had not sustained any injuries during the incident.
Commenting on the callout Paul Stevens Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat press officer said, "None of the crew were in any immediate danger but for their own safety we evacuated them from the grounded vessel. They are very fortunate that they sustained no injuries and that conditions were excellent at the time of the grounding."
The vessel was successfully refloated at 4pm yesterday.