Wicklow RNLI assists two sailors during early morning call out
Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 5.32am this morning (Wednesday 7 September) after the Coast Guard received a call for assistance from a yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow Coast.
The 10 metre British ketch with two people on board was on passage from Cornwall to Scotland, when the vessel developed steering problems and they were having difficulty maintaining their course.
The yacht was taken in tow back to Wicklow harbour and was secured safely alongside the South quay at 7.45am.
Notes to Editors
Please find attached a photo of all-weather lifeboat bringing the yacht safely into Wicklow harbour. Credit Wicklow RNLI.
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