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Arklow RNLI responded to a call out on Wednesday night.

Arklow RNLI responded to a call out on Wednesday night.

Arklow RNLI responded to a call out on Wednesday night.

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On Wednesday night Arklow RNLI were called to help a sailing vessel that had suffered mechanical failure.

At approximately 9.15pm, after receiving a request to assist, volunteers made their way to the lifeboat station and, within minutes, were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and en route to the reported location.

In a force five southerly breeze, with moderate seas, the all-weather Trent Class lifeboat made its way to the reported position, 1.5 miles north of Arklow. Once on scene, the casualty vessel with three crew aboard was located and it was confirmed that the vessel had suffered mechanical failure.

A tow line was established and the casualty vessel was towed back to Arklow, where all hands came ashore in the inner harbour.

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The Arklow RNLI’s  crew on this shout were Coxswain Ned Dillon, Brendan Dillon, Craig O’Reilly, Geoff Kearnes, Eddie McElheron and Station Mechanic James Russell.

Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, said, “Thanks once again to our volunteer crew, who at a moments notice go to sea to assist others. Please remember to respect the water.”


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