The Galway RNLI Lifeboat assisted in the recovery of a 32 ft yacht that broke its moorings in Renville, Oranmore, yesterday evening.
The Irish Coastguard sought the assistance of Galway Lifeboat at about 5.40pm and the lifeboat crew launched a short time later from Galway Docks.
Upon arrival at Renville, members of the Galway Bay Sailing Club were out on the water and towing the boat to safety.
The Galway Lifeboat crew assisted.
Conditions were fairly unsettled at the time with force 5 to 6 winds blowing.
No-one was hurt in the incident and there was no damage to the vessel.
Galway Lifeboat Deputy Launch Authority Mike Cummins says with the weather so changeable these past few days he would urge all boat owners to make sure all vessel moorings are secure.
The Lifeboat volunteer crew on this callout were: Brian Niland (Helm), Dave Oliver, David McGrath and James Rhattigan.