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Crosshaven Lifeboat assist yacht after gearbox failure

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Photograph credit: Jon Mathers/RNLI

At 9.45 on Saturday 2nd June The crew of the Crosshaven Lifeboat were paged to assist a 39’ yacht on passage from the UK to Crosshaven. The vessels given position was in the area of the ‘Power’ South Cardinal buoy ,which is East of Power Head. The yacht with 2 persons on board had suffered gearbox failure in light airs and would have difficulty in making the harbour and its entrance.

The lifeboat, crewed by Alan Venner, with Georgia Keating, Jenna O’Shea and David Venner arrived with the casualty some 40 minutes later and established a tow to Crosshaven. The casualty vessel was berthed at the RCYC at 12.20am. The lifeboat was declared ready for service after being washed down and re fuelled at 12.50am. Shore crew, Maeve Leonard, Caoimhe Foster, Robbie O’Riordan and Aoife Dinan.

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Cobh Community Centre give generous donation to St. Vincent De Paul

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The cheque of €500 was presented to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. It was part of the proceeds from the Centre’s ‘Christmas Variety Concert’. John Coleman, Chairman of the Cobh Community Centre, thanked all the groups that performed at the concert last December, including nearby colleges St. Mary’s National School, Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh and Scoil Iosaef. Members of the Fundraising Committee – Manager, Gwen O’Halloran, Majella Smith, Martin O’Leary and Catherine Jefferson – also expressed their appreciation for the spirited and uplifting performances that were given last December by the Children’s Theatre, the Cope Foundation Day Unit, Pop & Rock and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir. Thanking the Cobh Community Centre, Liz O’Driscoll and Aine O’Regan from St. Vincent de Paul said, “Our charity receives much focus around Christmas time, which is a great thing, but our work is ongoing, year-round. Therefore, donations at this time of year are especially important to us.”

The Chairman used the presentation of the cheque to St. Vincent de Paul to announce ambitious plans to increase the usage of the Centre’s many and varied facilities. John noted, “Cobh Community Centre has great potential for hosting a variety of both community and commercial activities as well as training sessions. We offer convenience plus first-class facilities. That’s a package that’s hard to top! We are also constantly expanding and upgrading our classes and events. So, there is something here for everyone in the Cobh community…the Centre literally does what it says on the tin!”

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