Union Hall RNLI comes to the aid of two people on a boat in difficulty off The Stags

Lifeboat press release

Union Hall RNLI volunteer crew were asked to launch their Atlantic 85 class inshore lifeboat Christine and Raymond Fielding, by the Irish Coast Guard at 12.15pm today (Monday 13th June) to a boat from 10 m fishing with two people on board, which had been rigged.



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Crew and shore crew following today’s roll call



The lifeboat under helm Michael Limrick with crew Paddy Moloney and Darren Collins launched at 12:23 p.m., in a westerly breeze with moderate sea conditions at the time.

Once on scene, an assessment was carried out by the crew and due to the nature of the shoring, a tow was established and the vessel was escorted to the nearest safe port, Union Hall, in arriving at 2:35 p.m.

Following the call, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Jim Moloney said: ‘It is always advisable to call the Coast Guard at 112/999 if you see anyone in trouble on or near the water, wear a life jacket, carry a means of communication, wear clothing suitable for sea travel and enjoy your time on the coast for the next few months.

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