Star of the West is towed to Valentia Harbour.

A yacht that got into difficulty off the West Kerry coast this morning has been towed to safety by Valentia lifeboat. The 34 foot ‘Star of the West ‘ got tangled in a stray fishing net off Inis Tireach, west of the Blaskets. The propeller of the boat was caught in the net and attempts by the crew to free the boat failed. The yacht was unable to use its sails to make it back to the coast. The boat was towed in to Valentia Harbour at around 10:30 am this morning. No injuries were reported among the crew of 8 people.