Kilmore Quay RNLI assist 11-metre boat with two people aboard in foggy condition

Lifeboats News Release

Kilmore Quay RNLI lifeboat was alerted by Dublin Coast Guard at 5:25pm on Easter Sunday (21 April) that an 11-metre boat with two people on board had lost engine power 3.5 miles south of Bag-N-Bun Head to the west of Kilmore Quay.

Coming up on the casualty vessel

RNLI/Aidan Bates

Coming up on the casualty vessel

Conditions were near calm at the time with restricted visibility due to coastal fog, visibility was down to one tenth of a mile at times. The volunteer crew made best speed towards the casualty vessel, arriving alongside twenty minutes later. A tow line was passed over and the vessel was towed back to Kilmore Quay which took just under an hour to complete.

Eugene Kehoe, RNLI Coxswain for Kilmore Quay RNLI, said: ‘it was good to see the two crew were wearing their lifejackets.’

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Returning to Kilmore Quay harbour

RNLI/Aidan Bates

Returning to Kilmore Quay harbour

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