Motorists parking illegally have again been reminded that a delayed lifeboat launch can cost lives.
The latest warning was issued today by the Buncrana-based Lough Swilly RNLI.
“A delayed lifeboat launch can cost lives,” a spokesperson said.
“We would appeal to the public not to park in the crew muster area both at Ned’s Point and Buncrana pier.”
Last July, the Mulroy Coast Guard expressed frustration at motorists ignoring warnings and continuing to block lifeboat access on Downings Pier (pictured above).
A month earlier, the launch of a west Donegal lifeboat was delayed for ten minutes due to bad parking.
That incident occurred at Bunbeg Pier.