Saturday 18 November 2017

Video: Seven crew safe after boat drama

Seven men were rescued by an RNLI crew in a dramatic rescue operation that took more than 10 hours at the weekend.

The crew of the Howth RNLI lifeboat battled a three-metre swell and force-six winds to tow a trawler to safety on Saturday night, as this dramatic picture from the RNLI shows. The 17m trawler was 58km north-east of Howth, Co Dublin, when it began to take on water.

A Coast Guard helicopter delivered a pump to the trawler as it was taken under tow. However, the rope snapped a number of times before the boats made it safely back at 10.30pm.

Irish Independent

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