Volvo Ocean Race

May 30, 2009   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  No Comments

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Doolin Coast Guard Boat was in the Galway Bay area all day,one of the many boats on safety duty for the Volvo Ocean Race.  Today was the first day of racing in the Bay and there was a huge number of power boats, sailing boats, hookers, ribs, dinghies and kayaks, all out to view the event. IRCG were operating onshore as Salthill Coast Guard Control .The Doolin Boat assisted a number of boats with  minor troubles such as a rope caught in prop and engine problems. They were tasked to go to the assistance of a boat taking on water and proceeded to the boats location, Costello Coast Guard boat was closer to the distressed vessel and was able to deal with the incident.

Doolin Coast Guard boat  were stood down at 20.00 hours and returned to Doolin.

Incident 18/09

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