Dunmore East RNLI assist 2 people onboard a broken-down 12-meter fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Photo taken from the stern of the lifeboat looking back at the fishing vessel undertow

RNLI/Neville Murphy

The Tow

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’.

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