Dun Laoghaire RNLI assists power boat with three onboard off Killiney
Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a 8m power boat with three people onboard on Tuesday evening (4 September) shortly before 8pm, when their vessel broke down in Killiney Bay.
The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 7.50pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard.
The weather conditions were fair with a northern breeze. Visibility was also good.
The all-weather lifeboat located and successfully towed the vessel back towards Dun Laoghaire Marina. All three onboard were uninjured.
Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Coxswain, Mark McGibney said: ‘The long evenings are starting to get shorter, so it is vital to have a means of calling for help in case you do end up in trouble.’
RNLI media contacts
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 email@example.com.
Or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
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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, in a normal year, 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.