Returning from a training exercise on Sunday last, 31 March the Inshore Lifeboat, Gordon and Phil at Youghal RNLI was requested at 3.26pm to go to the aid of a 10ft open boat experiencing engine trouble just off the old Youghal Bridge.
Launching within four minutes, at 3.30pm in fresh conditions, the volunteer crew quickly reached the troubled vessel with two men wearing lifejackets, on-board. A tow line was established and the boat was safely towed back to the Ferry Slip in Youghal where it was handed over to the owner at 3.40pm.
Mark Nolan, Deputy Launching Authority at Youghal RNLI said: “The two people on-board had the good sense to anchor the boat as soon as they started to experience engine trouble. They both had a vhf radio and mobile phone with them also, and so were able to call for help quickly. It is essential to carry some form of communication with you when you go out on the water. We would also like to say well done to our shore crew on the day, all of whom were new recruits.”