Courtmac. RNLI Rescue Trawler off Galley Head

The Courtmacsherry RNLI All weather Lifeboat was called out at 3pm this afternoon to go to the Aid of a 55 ft Fishing Boat that had got into difficulties Two miles off the Galley Head in West Cork. The Lifeboat under Coxswain Micheal Hurley and a crew of six launched immediately and proceeded at speed to the area of the Casuality. The Fishing Vessel with a crew of Two had developed mechanical failure while fishing off the rocky shoreline of the Galley Head and put out a request for assistance.

The Lifeboat reached the casuality at 4pm and proceeded to take the Trawler in Tow. The conditions at sea today were fresh with a strong swell on the water. The Lifeboat towed the casuality back to Courtmacsherry Pier and arrived there at 6.50pm. Having docked the Trawler at the Pierhead and refuelled, the Lifeboat has now returned to its mooring in readiness for the next emergency Callout.

It has been a very busy year for the Courtmacsherry RNLI Station and this was its 24th Rescue Callout of the year.

The Crew on today’s call were Acting Coxswain Micheal Hurley, Mechanic Chris Guy and crew Ciaran Hurley, Pat Lawton, Kevin Young, Donal Young and Ken Cashman.

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