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Bank Holiday call out for Skerries RNLI to tow motorboat to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Skerries RNLI towed two men to safety yesterday afternoon (22 April) after their motorboat suffered mechanical engine failure

Shortly after 3pm on the Easter Bank Holiday, Skerries RNLI were tasked after Dublin Coast Guard received a 999 call reporting that a motorboat was having engine difficulties near Colt island off Skerries.

The volunteer crew launched their Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat “Louis Simson” and made their way towards the area indicated by the caller. The boat was quickly located between Colt and Shenick islands and it was discovered that they were indeed having mechanical difficulties. A tow was set up and the boat was brought safely back to the slipway in Skerries.

Conditions at the time were calm with a force 3 to 4 south easterly wind.

Speaking about the call out, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI, Gerry Canning said: ‘Thankfully everyone on board was wearing lifejackets, and the alarm was raised quickly, leading to a good outcome.’

Skerries RNLI tow small motorboat to safety

RNLI/Gerry Canning

Skerries RNLI Tow boat to safety

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