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Baltimore RNLI crew responding to the emergency call from Rambler 100.
Baltimore RNLI crew responding to the emergency call from Rambler 100.
Image: Nigel Millard/RNLI Baltimore

In photos: Rambler 100 crew rescue off Co Cork coast

Twenty-one people were rescued after the Fastnet racing yacht suddenly capsized on Monday.
Aug 17th 2011, 1:18 PM 1,023 2

TWENTY-ONE PEOPLE were successfully rescued off the Co Cork coast on Monday evening in an operation involving the RNLI Baltimore lifeboat, the Coast Guard and a local boat.

Sixteen crew members of the Rambler 100, which was among the leaders of the Rolex Fastnet yacht race at the time of the accident, were brought ashore in the lifeboat and the other five were taken on a local diving boat.

Those five had entered the water as the ship capsized suddenly on Monday evening, but managed to stay together in a group throughout the more than two hours it took to rescue them.

Baltimore RNLI member Nigel Millard had his camera on hand during the rescue of the Ramble 100 crew, and he captured these dramatic images of the operation:

All images courtesy of Nigel Millard and Baltimore RNLI

Sheelagh Broderick of the Baltimore RNLI station told that the crew had another reason to celebrate today: it’s youngest member just received their Leaving Cert results and is looking forward to starting college this year.

Read more: Rambler 100 racing yacht capsizes off Cork; all 21 rescued >

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