Union Hall RNLI assists two people to safety after boat gets into difficulty

Union Hall RNLI came to the aid of two people when their 28ft boat got into difficulty on Monday at Scullane Point west of Castlehaven Harbour.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted by Valentia Coast Guard at 2.24pm to a report of a boat in difficulty after an object got tangled in its propeller. The lifeboat ‘Margaret Bench of Solihull’ launched at 2.30pm went to the assistance of the casualty vessel.

The weather had calmed after a blustery morning with wind westerly force 3-4 and sea conditions calm inside Glandore harbour becoming choppy past Adam. A tow was attached and the boat was brought to the safety of Reen pier and tied up.

It was another first at Union Hall lifeboat station with Paddy Moloney’s first callout, carried out under the watchful eye of helm Martin Limrick and crewmember Sarah Browne.

Speaking following the callout, Jim Moloney, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘The two men aboard the boat did everything right, they called for help and had an anchor deployed. We would advise to always carry a means of communication, wear a lifejacket and of course, Respect the Water.’