The Aran Islands RNLI crew was launched this morning to come to the assistance of two people on board a yacht that had run into difficulties.

The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 7.27am by the Irish Coast Guard.

They headed straight for the 38ft yacht that had got tangled in lobster pots off Gorumna Island in the North Sound. 

Weather conditions were choppy with moderate seas.

 Once on the scene, the lifeboat crew established contact with the two people aboard the yacht, and found that a local fisherman in the area had freed the yacht from the tangled lobster pots. 

 The lifeboat then escorted the yacht, which was under sail, as far as the mouth of Kilronan Harbour where a tow line between the lifeboat and yacht was established as it was having steering issues. The lifeboat guided the yacht alongside the pier in Kilronan Harbour.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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