Dunmore East RNLI assist 2 people onboard a broken-down 12-meter fishing vessel
Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched today (Wednesday, August 4) to a report of a 12 meter fishing vessel with two people on-board, which had broken-down 17 miles South West of Dunmore East.
At 5:00 pm the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched at the request of the Irish Coast Guard to assist a 12 meter fishing vessel which was broken down 17 miles South West of Dunmore.
Making best speed, the Trent Class Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat ‘Elizabeth and Ronald’ and her volunteer crew arrived on scene at 6:10 pm, assessed the situation and took the stricken vessel under tow and arrived back to the safety of Dunmore East harbour at 9:30 pm.Roy Abrahamsson, Dunmore East RNLI Coxswain, said: ‘Weather conditions were good at the time and our volunteer crew train hard for missions like this which made for a very smooth operation. Thankfully all went well and the fishermen are now safely back in port’.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.