Howth RNLI rescue fishing boat with mechanical problems
Howth RNLI launched the all weather lifeboat to rescue a 21 foot fishing boat with 2 people onboard after it suffered mechanical failure just off Rush Co. Dublin
The RNLI pagers sounded at 2.52pm on Monday 18th January to reports of a small fishing boat with 2 people aboard with mechanical problems. The all weather lifeboat was launched and travelled to the stricken vessel which had managed to drop an anchor 400 metres off the coastline of Rush in North Dublin.
The volunteer lifeboat crew promptly took the vessel in tow and returned the 21 foot boat along with its 2 occupants back to its home port of Malahide marina.
The Howth Lifeboat and volunteer crew returned to Howth station and stood down at 4.35pm.
Speaking following the callout, Colm Newport, Howth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘Our volunteer lifeboat crew were pleased to be able to quickly respond and tow the small fishing boat to the safety of Malahide Marina’
The RNLI continues to provide an on call 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service. To ensure peoples’ own safety in or on the water please adhere to the relevant water safety guidance for your activity. More information can be found at www.rnli.org/safety
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 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.