THE Naval Service has intercepted a yacht 200 miles off the West Cork coast, believed to have on board the biggest drugs haul since Dances with Waves was detained in 2008. A massive international operation swung into operation to detain the 18 metre yacht Makayabella which is understood to have at least a metric tonne of cocaine aboard valued at €80m.
THE body of a 66-year-old man has been recovered from the water off the West Cork Coast after two other people were rescued alive as part of a major search and rescue operation. He was named as Douglas Perrin, a retired teacher from Oxfordshire in England who had moved to West Cork three years ago. The major air and sea search was initiated at 9pm when a Drascombe Lugger,
LIFEBOAT crew with Castletownbere RNLI launched yesterday (30 July 2014) to help a couple who had become injured when the 40 ft yacht they were sailing on, at Laurence’s Cove, got into difficultly. On arriving at the scene, the lifeboat crew had to board the vessel and treat the injured woman before bringing the couple to safety at Castletownbere harbour in Cork.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat has successfully completed its rescue of the Stricken 66 ft Belgium Yacht “Tom” that sought help at 3.20pm on Monday afternoon, 23-miles south east of Courtmacsherry Bay. The Lifeboat took the casualty in tow at 4.20pm and later berthed the large Schooner at the Courtmacsherry Pier. The yacht was on passage from Newlin in Cornwall to Ireland when it’s engines failed.
ON a sunny Easter Sunday Morning both the Valtimore all weather and inshore lifeboats were called upon to give assistance to a yacht had grounded on rocks at a treacherous stretch between Cunnamore Pier and Heir Island on a falling tide. The 35ft yacht had four people on board at the time. The yacht was well aground when the lifeboats arrived.
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat was called out on Saturday evening to go to the aid of a Yacht that got into difficulties off Courtmacsherry Harbour. The all weather lifeboat with a crew of six were underway within minutes and proceeded to the area where the casuality had developed mechanical failure.
THE RNLI Castletownbere Lifeboat came to the aid off of the West Cork coast where a small yacht had got into trouble. The vessel, the 27′ yacht Caroline had a crew of two men aboard when she got into difficulty at around 6am on Monday morning while travelling from Valentia Island in Co. Kerry to Cape Clear.
TWO people aboard a yacht that got into trouble off West Cork today (Wednesday) have been rescued by the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Frederick Storey Cockburn. The yacht en-route from the Azores to Kinsale has been at sea for 14 days when she got into trouble five miles south of Seven Heads.
THE single occupant of a small motor yacht had to be rescued by emergency services on Saturday afternoon when the vessel caught fire and sank about two miles off of Seven Heads.
THE Courtmacsherry Lifeboat was called to attend a yacht that got into trouble off of Seven Heads on Saturday. A fire broke out on the 35ft vessel and the two crew on board called for assistance.
A YACHT experiencing engine difficulty two miles east of Adam’s Island near Glandore Harbour made a call for assistance as variable wind conditions impeded progress to safety. The alarm was raised at 20:04 on Saturday (June 23rd).
THE Courtmacsherry Lifeboat, Frederick Storey Cockburn, was called to assist a yacht which got into trouble south of the Old Head of Kinsale today. The yacht with two men aboard was about three miles off the West Cork coast when it ran into difficulties at around 3pm.
A MISSING yacht that was expected to arrive in Crookhaven two weeks ago has arrived into Port Magee, Co. Kerry with the two-man crew reported to be safe and well. An international coastguard and navy search had been underway after the 10-metre Golden Eagle had not been seen since leaving Bermuda, en-route for West Cork on August 21st last. The yacht finally turned up at 3pm on Sunday as she
THE search for a missing yacht which left Bermuda for Crookhaven in August has been stepped up amid concerns that the two-man crew will soon run out of supplies if they are not found. There has been no confirmed sighting or contact with the 10-metre Golden Eagle since it left a stopover in Bermuda on August 21st en-route to Ireland from the US Virgin Islands. The yacht is crewed by
FEARS are growing for the safety of two people aboard a yacht that was due to arrive in Crosshaven from the US Virgin Islands last Thursday. There has been no confirmed sighting or contact with the 10-metre Golden Eagle since it left a stopover in Bermuda on August 21st en-route to Ireland. The yacht is believed to be crewed by two men, a 60-year-old New Zealander and a 69-year-old from