Youghal RNLI called to help a man and child with engine trouble off Capel Island


The volunteer crew were paged at 10.38 pm on Thursday 1 August to reports of an adult and child on board a 17 ft motor boat experiencing engine problems due to an electrical problem.

Launching at the request of the maritime rescue coordination centre in fine conditions with a slight North West breeze, the inshore lifeboat located the motorboat in darkness just off Capel Island. After making sure both people, who were wearing life jackets, were safe, a tow line was established between the lifeboat and the motorboat and the vessel was towed safely back to Knockadoon.

Speaking after the call out Jason Ansbro, RNLI Helm for Youghal RNLI, said ’Engine trouble is one of the main reasons for RNLI callouts, problems can occur at anytime being prepared is key, Always carry a form of communication with you and make sure that everybody knows how to use it and who to call in an emergency.’

In case of emergencies please call 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard