Ballycotton Lifeboat

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution exists to save lives at sea and is entirely supported by voluntary contributions. Registered Charity No CHY2678

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Service Calls for 2009  Service Calls for 2010

Service Calls for 2011 Service Calls for 2012

Service Calls for 2013

 

Service Calls for 2014

All service reports are listed with the most recent at the top of the page

 

14/14 10/08/14 Weather: Overcast   Visibility: Good Sea: 4-5 W Crew: Eolan Walsh (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Conor Philpott, Eolan Breathnach, Michael Kenneally, Clare McCarthy, Stephen Sloane

At 18:45 pagers were activated. Fishing Vessel Susan Marie had suffered engine failure at 51.40.26N 008.17.49W. ALB was launched and proceeded towards vessel. At 19:10 Cork Coastguard retasked the ALB to swimmers in difficulty between Roches Point and Myrtleville. Crosshaven ILB were also tasked. At 19:20, with both Lifeboats off Myrtleville, Crosshaven ILB located the swimmers near the shore and escorted them. Ballycotton ALB was stood down and continued to Susan Marie. Vessel was located and under tow at 19:50 to Crosshaven Pier. Both vessels arrived at 21:05

13/14 10/08/14 Weather: Rain    Visibility: Fair Sea:  4-5 NW Crew: Dave Curtis (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Barry McDonald, Eolan Breathnach, David Casey, Clare McCarthy, Aidan Sliney, Stephen Sloane

Coastguard were alerted to Angling Vessel Sarah Marie having a machinery failure off the Smiths Buoy. The ALB was launched and recovered the casualty to Ballycotton Harbour.

 

12/14 9/08/14 Weather: Rain    Visibility: Good Sea:  S 2-3 Crew: Dave Curtis (Cox), Peter O'Shea ,Eolan Breathnach, Alan Cott, Clare McCarthy , Barry McDonald

Fishing Vessel Atlantic Gem was reported to be taking in water rapidly in Ballycotton Harbour. Boarding Boat was launched and took the salvage pump from the ALB on board. Water was pumped out until leak was identified and a temporary repair put in place.

 

11/14 31/07/14 Weather: Overcast  Visibility: Fair Sea:  SSW 4-5 Crew: Eolan Walsh (Cox), Maire Scanlon, Conor Philpott, Alan Cott, Rupert Hugh-Jones, Clare McCarthy, Stephen Sloane, Barry McDonald

Call was received from a Kayaker that four kayakers had taken shelter on the eastern landing of Ballycotton Island and had concerns about attempting to reach Ballycotton Harbour. The ALB was launched to investigate, and were found safe on the landing. Two were taken on board with their kayaks and two were escorted back to the harbour. As conditions deteriorated, a third was taken onboard with their Kayak. the fourth was escorted to the safety of the harbour.

10/14 26/07/14 Weather: Overcast   Visibility: Good Sea:  2-3 NNW Crew: Eolan Walsh (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Barry McDonald, Eolan Breathnach, Alan Cott, Rupert Hugh-Jones, Stephen Sloane

Station Cox was notified by skipper of the Island Ferry that a catamaran had capsized very close to Ballycotton Island requiring immediate assistance as the vessel was blowing on the rocks. ALB was launched and and located casualty vessel with two people sitting on upturned hull. Island Ferry "Yassy" stood by until ALB arrived. The two sailors were taken onboard the ALB and the vessel was was recovered to Ballycotton harbour.

9/14 13/06/14 Weather: Good   Visibility: V Good Sea:  SE 2-3 Crew: Eolan Breathnach, Stephen Sloane

Pagers were activated at 18:09. Coastguard advised that a member of the public had sighted a kayaker in difficulty near Garryvoe. Ballycotton ALB and Boarding Boat launched at 18:15. at 18:20 the kayak was sighted near Ardnahinch. The Boarding Boat recovered both the kayak and kayaker to the ALB. Crew assessed the casualty and returned both vessel and casualty to Ballycotton Pier.

 

8/14 13/06/14 Weather: Good   Visibility: V Good Sea:  SE 2-3 Crew: Eolan Walsh (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Maire Scanlon, Rupert Hugh-Jones, Conor Philpott, Alan Cott, Clare McCarthy

Pagers were activated at 18:09. Coastguard advised that a member of the public had sighted a kayaker in difficulty near Garryvoe. Ballycotton ALB and Boarding Boat launched at 18:15. at 18:20 the kayak was sighted near Ardnahinch. The Boarding Boat recovered both the kayak and kayaker to the ALB. Crew assessed the casualty and returned both vessel and casualty to Ballycotton Pier.

 

07/14 11/06/14 Weather: Good   Visibility: Good Sea: 3-4 SE Crew: Dan Guy (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Barry McDonald, Eolan Breathnach, Alan Cott, Clare McCarthy, Maurice Murray, Stephen Sloane

ALB was launching on exercise, when alerted by a work vessel at anchor near Ballycotton Island that there was a windsurfer in difficulty off their stern. The casualty was recovered from the work vessel with their equipment and returned to the station for monitoring. Lifeboat continued then on exercise.

 

06/14 27/05/14 Weather: Good   Visibility: Good  Sea: S 2-3 Crew: Francie Morgan (Cox), Maire Scanlon,  Rupert Hugh-Jones, Peter O'Shea, Stephen Sloane

An eight meter FastWorker "Flying Fish" experienced engine failure in both their mail and auxiliary outboard.  The ALB located casualty which was at anchor at this point. The casualty was retrieved and towed to the safety of Ballycotton Harbour where they landed safely ashore.

 

05/14 26/05/14 Weather: Cloudless   Visibility: Good Sea:  NW 2-3  Crew: Francie Morgan (Cox), Maire Scanlon, Barry McDonald, Rupert Hugh-Jones, Clare McCarthy, Peter O'Shea, Kevin Casey

A small fishing punt had an engine failure south west of Ballycotton with one person on board. The ALB took her in tow and recovered safely to Ballycotton Harbour.

 

04/14 24/05/14 Weather: Overcast  Visibility: Fair Sea: NE 3-4 Crew: Francie Morgan (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Maire Scanlon, Clare McCarthy,  Diarmuid Walsh

A man was cut off from the shore by the incoming tide, trying to rescue a dog. The station boarding boat was launched, and rescued the casualties. They were then transferred to the ALB. Both boats returned to station where the casualties were landed, safe and well.

 

03/14 24/05/14 Weather: Overcast   Visibility: Fair  Sea:  NE 3-4 Crew: Stephen Sloane, Alan Cott

A man was cut off from the shore by the incoming tide, trying to rescue a dog. The station boarding boat was launched, and rescued the casualties. They were then transferred to the ALB. Both boats returned to station where the casualties were landed, safe and well.

 

02/14 20/04/14 Weather: Overcast   Visibility: Good  Sea:  Moderate Crew: Aidan Sliney, Eolan Breathnach

A member of the public contacted the LOM with concerns for a kite-surfer who appeared to be in difficulty close to the Black Rock in Ballycotton bay. Duty coxswain investigated and noted that the kite was flapping in the air very close to Black Rock, and it was difficult to see the exact location of the kite surfer , a decision to launch both boats to investigate. Boarding boat launched and proceeded to the location. Lifeboat 1233 was being prepped for launch when informed kite surfer had made own way ashore.

 

01/14   18/02/14  Weather: Good   Visibility: Fog  Sea:  Calm Crew: Mike Hallahan (Cox), Peter O'Shea, Conor Philpott, Maria McLeod, Stephen Sloane, Diarmuid Walsh

MFV Atlantic Gem's EPIRB was accidently activated. The crew assembled and were stood down during launch as contact was made with the vessel and all was found to be well.