Fishing vessel rescued by Ballycotton lifeboat –

Fishing vessel rescued by Ballycotton lifeboat Published:  24 August, 2012

Ballycotton RNLI came to the assistance of two people on board a fishing vessel which was taking on water in County Cork on Thursday August 23.

A pan pan call was issued by a 32-foot fishing vessel six miles south of Cork Harbour.

The Irish registered vessel with two people on board was taking in water and requested assistance.

Ballycotton RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch.

The Cork Harbour pilot boat, Failte, stood by the fishing vessel until crew onboard the RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, arrived on scene.

Two of the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew were placed aboard the vessel with a salvage pump.

The water intake was brought under control and the fishing vessel was towed into Crosshaven in Cork Harbour.