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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Assists 40ft Cruiser Aground Near Hare Island

6th April 2018
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The Lough Derg lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho on board located the vessel The Lough Derg lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho on board located the vessel

Lough Derg RNLI launched yesterday afternoon following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people after their 40ft–cruiser grounded inside the red navigation mark by Hare Island.

The lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho on board located the vessel at 1.50pm. Winds were southeasterly, Force 5. Visibility was good.

Both passengers were found to be safe and unharmed and wearing their lifejackets.

An RNLI volunteer was transferred across to the casualty vessel where he checked that the vessel was not holed or suffered damage to its propellers or rudder.

The cruiser was taken off the rocks and continued its onward journey without further assistance from the lifeboat.

‘Enjoy the lake, but make sure you plan your trip and ensure you stay the correct side of navigation marks on the lake’

The lifeboat departed the scene at 2.11pm, and was ready for service again at 2.36pm

Lifeboat helm Ger Egan advises boat users to ‘enjoy the lake, but make sure you plan your trip and ensure you stay the correct side of navigation marks on the lake’

Published in RNLI Lifeboats
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