The crew of a French yacht had to be rescued yesterday after their vessel aground of the Aran Islands.
The alarm was raised at around 3.00pm when the yacht was reported to have run onto rocks off Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands.
The yacht became stranded on the shore of an island near the entrance Kilronan Harbour.
The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard and Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat were alerted and raced to the yacht’s assistance. There were four people on board, all French nationals.
The Coast Guard crew placed a lone on the ground yacht which was then towed to safety by the RNLI lifeboat.
The Doolin Coast Guard board reached the scene within fifteens as they had just launched for a training exercise.
No one on board was injured while the yacht is understood to have suffered minor damage.