A flotilla of local boats will greet a new lifeboat in Courtmacsherry in West Cork today

Courtmacsherry RNLI’s new all-weather lifeboat is to arrive into Courtmacsherry this afternoon

The Shannon lifeboat is the latest in a long line of search and rescue boats provided by the RNLI to Courtmacsherry over the past 198 years.

The lifeboat will become the 11th to be stationed in Courtmacsherry since the foundation of the Station in 1825.

The ‘Val Adnams’ is a state of the art new Shannon Class lifeboat that’ll serve on the south west coast

Vincent O’Donovan from Courtmacsherry Lifeboat says it will arrive into the village at a quarter to 2, this afternoon.

It’s an amazing boat really. The big change is that it’s jet propelled rather than the traditional propellers. It’s the most modern lifeboat in the RNLI fleet. It’s got a very low draught. It’s designed by a Derry man. It’s called after an Irish river. It’s very fast  manoeuvrable and it can work in very shallow waters”


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