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Three in a row for Union Hall RNLI as they bring 44ft yacht with two onboard to safety

THE volunteer lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI had their third callout in a week when launched last Saturday to bring a 44 ft yacht with two crew onboard to safety after it reported engine problems off Galley Head. The crew onboard the yacht raised the alarm with Valentia Coast Guard after they realised they were expiring severe engine trouble and they feared they would not be able to bring

West Cork lifeboats launched 76 times in 2011

WEST Cork’s four lifeboats were called to action 76 times in 2011 rescuing 80 people in the process, figures released by the RNLI confirmed today. The busiest boats in the region were the Baltimore lifeboat which was launched 22 times with 33 rescued, and Kinsale also launched 22 times with 23 rescued. Courtmacsherry was called out 21 times rescuing 22 people and Castletownbere attended 11 times with 2 rescued.