Thursday 09 Feb 2017 - LE James Joyce Conducts Rescue .

LÉ James Joyce rescued an Irish national from a yacht that was taking on water 16 Nautical Miles South East of Roches Point in difficult sea conditions this evening.

LÉ James Joyce, while on a Maritime Security and Defence Patrol, responded to a request from Mine Head Coast Guard Station at 4.20pm.

Once on scene, LÉ James Joyce located a yacht taking on water, launched a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and rescued an Irish National from the yacht.

The person was taken on-board the RHIB and was subsequently winched to Coast Guard Rescue 117.

The operation was complete at 6.30pm and LÉ James Joyce has resumed its patrol.

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Press Release Date: Thursday 09 Feb 2017

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