Lifeboat in rescue of 80 foot fishing boat 15 miles off West Cork coast

The large fishing vessel under tow by the Lifeboat.

The Courtmacsherry RNLI all weather lifeboat under was called out at 7pm on Saturday evening to go to the aid of an 80 ft fishing boat that got into difficulties 15 miles south of the Seven Heads in West Cork.

The  lifeboat under Coxswain Ken Cashman plus a crew of five launched immediately and proceeded at full speed to the distress area as the large trawler with four crew on board sought assistance.

The stricken vessel was located at 7.45 pm and an immediate tow was put in place.

The lifeboat then towed the causality, at low speed, back to the safe haven of Kinsale where it was berthed.

Conditions at sea were misty with a strong swell and force 3 to 4 winds.

The crew below as they berthed the large fishing vessel (seen here in the background) in Kinsale are left to right Evin O Sullivan, Conor Dullea, Stuart Russell, Ciaran Hurley, Coxswain Ken Cashman and Denis Murphy.

The Crew of the Lifeboat were Coxswain Ken Cashman , Mechanic Stuart Russell and crew members Ciaran Hurley, Conor Dullea, Denis Murphy and Evin O’Sullivan.

Courtmacsherry RNLI Voluntary Operations Manager, Brian O Dwyer praised the crew for carrying out the rescue with great speed and professionalism and again thanked them and all the station personnel for sacrificing the soccer battle in Copenhagen in order to help others in distress!