Troubled yacht towed to safety at Cahore Harbour

CAHORE HARBOUR where a yacht was towed to safety by the local Inshore Lifeboat. Pic; WexfordToday.com

A small south bound yacht with two people on board found themselves in difficulty off Cahore Point, off the north Wexford coast, last Saturday. Tangled in a lobster pot line and unable to sail in the freshening south westerly wind, the crew called the Coast Guard for assistance.

Rosslare Harbour RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat and reached the yacht in a short time.

The volunteer crew managed to attach a tow line to the yacht and bring it close to Cahore Harbour. Due to shallow water, the Cahore Inshore Rescue Boat took over the tow and brought the yacht into the safety of the harbour.

The Cahore crew consisted of Helmsman David Kavanagh assisted by Donal McGrath and Brenda Kavanagh.

Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat then made its way back to berth in Rosslare Europort.

Rosslare Harbour RNLI Coxswain Eamonn O’Rourke said: “I would like to commend our volunteer crew who worked hard to attach a tow to the yacht in challenging conditions, we were glad to see the vulnerable yacht and her crew safe.”

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