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Ballycotton lifeboat called out to fishing vessel

The boat was taking in water and the lifeboat was called to help the two men on board.

Image: Photocall Ireland

THE BALLYCOTTON RNLI lifeboat came to the aid of two men on board a fishing vessel today.

The RNLI received a pan pan call that was issued today by a 32-foot fishing vessel six miles south of Cork harbour.

The Irish registered vessel had two persons on board and was taking in water, so it requested assistance.

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch and the Cork harbour pilot boat, Fáilte, stood by the fishing vessel until the RNLI lifeboat, Austin Lidbury, arrived on scene.

Two lifeboat crew members were placed onto the vessel with a salvage pump.

They helped to bring the water intake under control and the fishing vessel was then towed into Crosshaven in Cork Harbour.

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