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Arklow RNLI rescues fishing boat

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Arklow RNLI volunteer crew tow a fishing vessel to safety.

Arklow RNLI volunteer crew tow a fishing vessel to safety.

Arklow RNLI volunteer crew tow a fishing vessel to safety.

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Arklow RNLI’s volunteer crew were called out in the early hours of Thursday, June 9 to assist a fishing vessel which had lost propulsion.

The volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station and and within minutes of the 6.30a.m. request were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and travelling to the reported location.

In a fresh southerly breeze, the all- weather Trent Class lifeboat made its way to the reported position two miles north east of Arklow near Ennereilly beach.

Once on scene the casualty vessel with three people on board was located and it was confirmed that the vessel had lost propulsion.

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A tow line was established and the casualty vessel was towed back to Arklow where all hands came ashore safely.

Arklow RNLI’s crew on this shout were Coxswain Ned Dillon, Eddie McElheron, John Tyrrell, Jimmy Myler, Craig O’Reilly and Station Mechanic James Russell.

Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Arklow RNLI, 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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