Arklow RNLI launches to assist motor cruiser with two people and a dog onboard

Lifeboats News Release

Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.20pm on Saturday last, 26 May, Arklow RNLI was launched to assist a motor cruiser which had become entangled in lobster pots.

RNLI/Brendan Dillon

Arklow’s all-weather lifeboat proceeded to the scene approximately one mile east of Mizen Head, and following locating the 11m motor cruiser in moderate seas and following an assessment of the situation on scene it was decided to put a lifeboat crew member aboard the vessel to assist the crew of two and one dog.

Efforts were made to release the entanglement and when this couldn’t be achieved a towline was established and Arklow RNLI towed the casualty vessel back to Arklow, where the vessel and her crew were brought safely ashore at Arklow Marina.

Following the call out, Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Community Safety Officer said:

‘We would like to commend the skipper of this vessel for calling for help early, it’s a huge help to our crew when people act early as its helps ensure a happier outcome when we go to sea. When going on the water in any vessel, we would always encourage people to carry a means of calling for help and to respect the water.’


All Photos Brendan Dillon/Arklow RNLI/Mark Corcoran

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