Tuesday, 12 April 2016

On Sunday Kinsale RNLI rescue three fishermen from sinking trawler in storm force conditions

Three fishermen were rescued in gale force conditions by volunteer lifeboat crew from Kinsale RNLI. The 20 metre beam trawler was forced onto the rocks at Moneypoint, at the entrance to Kinsale harbour, around 1800hrs Sunday evening.

This was one of many boats to get in trouble over the weekend - sadly, the crabber Louisa which sank off the Western Isles of Scotland with four crew members  who made it to their life raft -  but only one, who was able to swim ashore, survived. Two bodies were found after the Louisa sank, one man remains missing. Another crew member was airlifted to hospital and was said to have escaped serious injury. Finlay Macleod, superintendent at the Fishermen's Mission charity in Stornoway, said all four of the men made it to the life raft.