24th September 2013, Tuesday
By Marine Correspondent
The all weather lifeboat was launched to carry out a medical
evacuation from Cape Clear Island in West Cork this evening. The call
for assistance was made at 10:04pm on Monday 23rd Sept when a 15 year
old youth required urgent medical attention.
The all weather lifeboat Alan Massey was launched within minutes under
the command of Coxswain Kieran Cotter proceeding to North Harbour on
Cape Clear Island in fresh weather conditions. The lifeboat collected
the youth and in less than one hour had brought him to Baltimore to
deliver him into the care of the ambulance service.
Coxswain Kieran Cotter remarked that ‘given its speed and sea
worthiness, the lifeboat is ideal for use in these emergencies’.
Next Sunday 29th Sept the crew of lifeboat are inviting the public to
the station open day between 2:30pm and 5:30pm. The new state of the
art building will be open to public view, as will the Atlantic 75 RIB
inshore lifeboat and the Tamar class all weather lifeboat. All welcome
– free of charge.
On board were Coxswain Kieran Cotter, Mechanic Cathal Cottrell, Jerry
Smith, Pat Collins, Tadhg Collins, John Rochford and John O’Flynn.