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RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour

Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.

File photo.
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Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

OVER 25 TOURISTS had to be towed back to harbour today after their cruise around Kinsale was cut short by some errant rope.

The RNLI lifeboat was deployed at Kinsale after the Spirit of Kinsale boat found its propellers had become caught on some rope.

The Kinsale RNLI, as well as the Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat were called out to aid the boat. Both lifeboats were on scene quickly and succeeded in towing the boat back to Kinsale, where it is now safely docked.

The Coast Guard was also placed on standby.

The RNLI told TheJournal.ie that the boat lost power near the shoreline and strong winds meant that they were needed to tow the boat back in.

They added that there were no injuries and the tourists were able to walk off the boat unimpeded.

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