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Dun Laoghaire RNLI assists small power boat with six people onboard off Dalkey

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a small power boat with six people onboard yesterday evening at 10.49pm (Sunday 05 August) when their vessel got caught up on a fishing pot marker just off Dalkey.

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The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat (ALB) at 10.49pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard.

The weather conditions were fair with a slight breeze. Visibility was also good.

The vessel had become entangled on a pot marker.

Two of the volunteer crew members used the XP-class lifeboat to free the vessel. The all-weather lifeboat successfully towed the vessel away from the rocks and escorted it back towards Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Second Coxswain, Eamon O’Leary said:

‘It was dark during the callout and in these situations it is so important to raise the alarm as soon as possible and to ensure that everyone onboard is wearing a lifejacket.’

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