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Union Hall’s volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat Margaret Bench of Solihull, yesterday morning (Thursday, 27th August) at 5.37 am to a fishing vessel, with two people on board, that was just west of Glandore Harbour in West Cork.

The lifeboat, helmed by Chris Collins with Darren Collins and Jordan Limrick onboard, launched at 5.46 am and made its way to the area where the vessel was fishing.

Once on scene, the volunteer crew spoke with the two people, who were well and wearing life jackets. A lifeboat crew member went aboard as the boat was experiencing engine trouble and attached a towline. The boat was towed back to Union Hall pier and tied up. The lifeboat was back on station at 7.05 am.

Speaking following the callout John Kelleher, Union Hall RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘We would remind everyone going to sea always carry a means of communication, wear a life jacket and respect the water’.


Photo Credit: RNLI/Pamela Deasy