Kilrush RNLI assists broken down yacht

Kilrush RNLI assists broken down yacht


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Kilrush RNLI Lifeboat launched early today following a report of a yacht with engine trouble at the entrance to Kilrush Marina.

The volunteer team was alerted at 12:55am but fortunately the casualty vessel was just 100m from Kilrush Lifeboat Station.

The crew reached the scene within minutes and quickly established a tow before successfully recovering the vessel to Kilrush Marina.

Kilrush RNLI Press Officer, Charlie Glynn commended the quick thinking yacht skipper for deploying his vessel’s anchor.

“This halted the effects of wind and tide, which made for an effective and efficient recovery. I would urge everyone to #RespectTheWater, and always call the Coast Guard on 999/112 if assistance is required,” Mr Glynn added.


#RespectTheWater –  Image: RNLI
Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.