Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues a 32ft yacht with one onboard

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a yacht with 1 man onboard yesterday afternoon (Saturday June 30) when the skipper’s engine failed just outside Bray Head.

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The volunteer lifeboat crew were in action again when requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 16.24pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard.

As the country is experiencing a heatwave, weather conditions were near perfect with clear blue skies and good visibility.

The yacht was on passage from Arklow when engine trouble flared just outside Bray Head.

The lifeboat crew successfully towed the yacht and skipper, who was uninjured, safely back to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Coxswain Kieran Colley said:

‘The skipper of the vessel indeed made a good decision in calling for assistance. He was also wearing a lifejacket, which I’m always glad to see. I can’t stress enough how important it is to wear one.'

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For more information please contact Sarah Hipwell, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0878078688, email Sarah_Hipwell@rnli.org.uk or Jessica Lamb, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 0879427870, email jrlambracing@gmail.com.

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