28 September 2023

~1 minutes read

Clifden RNLI carry out their longest tow in stormy sea rescue

Share story:
Clifden RNLI carry out their longest tow in stormy sea rescue

Galway Bay fm newsroom- Clifden RNLI carried out their longest every tow in an overnight sea rescue with the help of Achill Island RNLI

The volunteer crews were called out at 6am yesterday (wed) to assist a sailor who had run into difficulty in heavy seas 10 miles west of Clare Island

Covering 22 miles, the crew were able to locate the sailor unharmed following a ten-hour journey before making it safely to harbour in Cleggan.

Sea conditions at the time were very difficult and the lifeboat crews faced four meter swells, driving rain and Force 8 winds out at sea.


Share story:

Contract awarded for major redevelopment of Ceannt Station

Iarnród Éireann has announced it has awarded a contract for the major redevelopment of Ceannt Station – with works to get underway in January. It ...

Water outages in Gort due to issue at treatment plant

Residents and businesses on the Gort Public Water Supply Scheme are being advised to expect outages today. It’s due to operational issues at the wat...

City councillor says more investment urgently needed to regulate Airbnbs

More investment is urgently needed to tackle illegal Airbnbs in the city. The matter was raised at a budget meeting of Galway City Council last night, whe...

Labour selects Galway City East candidate for next year's local elections

The Labour Party has selecteed its election candidate to run in the Galway City East area for next year. Well-known local community activist Helen Ogbu wa...