Baltimore RNLI called to assist a yacht taking part in the Rolex Fastnet Race

The 36 foot yacht with six crew on board suffered power problems 1 mile east of the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat shortly before 9pm to assist the crew whose battery power was too low to start their engine to run their charging system.

Baltimore inshore lifeboat reached the casualty vessel at 9.20pm and passed over a battery jump pack to the crew so that the yacht could start their engine and charge their own batteries. The lifeboat returned to Baltimore lifeboat station, arriving at 10.00pm.


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