Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat assist 8 metre speed boat with engine failure
RNLI volunteers from Rosslare Harbour RNLI while on exercise, went to the assistance of a small boat with engine failure.
The all-weather lifeboat was on a weekly exercise off the Wexford coast when it received a message from a local fishing boat that a small boat was drifting having suffered engine failure.
The 8 metre speed boat was quickly located. The weather was very calm and good visibility. The small boat was towed into Rosslare Europort.
Speaking after the call out, Jamie Ryan, Rosslare Harbour RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, thanked the local boat crew who reported the incident and stressed how important it is to ensure the boats going to sea are sea worthy.
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.