RNLI lifeboat rescues 13-metre yacht off Cork coast

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Rnli Lifeboat Rescues 13-Metre Yacht Off Cork Coast Rnli Lifeboat Rescues 13-Metre Yacht Off Cork Coast
The yacht crew alerted Valentia Coast Guard as they were approaching Roches Point after encountering engine problems. Photo: Crosshaven RNLI
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Kenneth Fox

A 13-metre yacht with three crew on board have been rescued off the Coast of Cork on Monday.

Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before noon to assist the steel hulled yacht on passage from Youghal to Crosshaven.

The yacht crew alerted Valentia Coast Guard as they were approaching Roches Point after encountering engine problems.

The vessel ran into difficulty with North Westerly wind blowing over 25 knots along with a one to two metre sea running.

The lifeboat volunteers Aidan O’Conner, Susanne Deane, Norman Jackson and Claire Morgan launched and met the yacht at Roches Point.

Susanne Deane boarded the yacht and organised the lines for the tow, before the vessel was brought to Crosshaven Boatyard, where she was safely berthed.

The lifeboat returned to station, was washed down, refuelled and declared ready for service once more at 1.15pm.

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