The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out twice today to rescue two yachts that got into difficulty off the West Cork coast.
Their first call-out was at 2.20pm this afternoon to go to the aid of a vessel at Cotton Rock.
The 41-foot yacht with five crew on board had got into difficulty when it fouled its propellers off the rocky shoreline of Travera, just off the Seven Heads.
The lifeboat secured a tow line to the stricken vessel and brought it into Courtmacsherry Harbour.
Shortly after 5pm, a 35-foot yacht with a lone sailor got into difficulty off the Old Head of Kinsale.
The yacht has now been taken in tow and is heading back to Courtmacsherry.