Rosslare Harbour RNLI launch in dense fog to a local fishing boat
Rosslare Harbour RNLI volunteers launched the all-weather lifeboat at 7.30am this morning (Sunday 8 May) to answer a call from the Coast Guard to assist a local fishing boat with engine problems.
The sea conditions were flat calm with a very thick fog.
Rosslare Harbour RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Jamie Ryan said, ‘With a visibility of less than 200 metres the lifeboat crew did extremely well to locate the vessel so quickly. This type of weather can come in fast and can be extremely challenging when a vessel suffers engine problems. Thankfully it was a successful callout.’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jamie Ryan, Rosslare RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on 0872669046, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer on 087 648 3547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager on 087 1254 124 or 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.