Arklow RNLI assist two people onboard sailing vessel with engine difficulty
Arklow RNLI’s volunteers launched this afternoon following a pager alert at 1.43pm (17 August) to a call for help from a sailing vessel with two people onboard which had developed engine trouble.
In moderate seas, the lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr proceeded to the reported position of the casualty, some four miles north east of Arklow Harbour.
Once on scene, the status of the vessel and crew of the casualty vessel was established and with all found be in good order, a towline was established and the casualty was towed back to Arklow where all hands came ashore safely.
Following this afternoon's call out, John Tyrrell, Arklow RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager said: 'Our crew were able to get the casualty vessel in a timely fashion. We would like to commend the skipper of the boat for calling for help at an early stage.'
All Photos Mark Corcoran/Brendan Dillon/Arklow RNLI
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