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Watch Kinsale RNLI Rescue Three Fishermen From Sinking Trawler

By niallharbison

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


We always hear about tragedies on Irish water, but thankfully there are also some great success stories so we thought we'd highlight some of the brave work carried out in Kinsale on Sunday night... 

The video gives you a great idea of the danger involved in being at sea during bad weather. The 20-metre beam trawler was forced onto the rocks at Moneypoint, at the entrance to Kinsale harbour, around 6pm on Sunday evening.

Kinsale RNLI was launched at 6.10pm and arrived on the scene less than five minutes later to find the vessel on the rocks with high waves breaking over its deck. 

The experienced lifeboat crew, led by Helm Nick Searls, dropped anchor and veered down, getting within feet of the stricken boat. The three crewmen then entered the water individually and were pulled to safety on board the RNLI lifeboat.

Amazing and inspiring stuff!

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