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Three rescued as rope fouls vessel's propeller

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The Jock and Annie Slater was launched on Wednesday

The Jock and Annie Slater was launched on Wednesday

The Jock and Annie Slater was launched on Wednesday

Three fishermen were brought safely to shore by Wicklow RNLI volunteers after their twelve-metre vessel got into difficulty.

The alarm was raised on Wednesday morning just before 8.30 a.m. after the fishing vessel's propeller got fouled in ropes near the Codling Buoy and lost all propulsion.

The all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater was put to sea under the command of Second Coxswain Ciaran Doyle and a volunteer crew, following a launch request from the Coast Guard.

The lifeboat crew located the drifting fishing vessel 40 minutes later, some 14 miles east of Wicklow harbour. Conditions on scene were moderate sea with rain.

A towline was quickly established, and the fishing vessel with three crew was brought safely alongside the South Quay at 12.30 p.m.. The crew on the callout were Coxswain Ciaran Doyle, Mechanic Brendan Copeland, Carol Flahive, Ian Thompson, Paul Sillery and Matt Doyle.

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