Howth RNLI rescue family of 3 people in fishing boat with engine problems

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Howth RNLI rescue 3 people in a 23ft fishing boat who suffered engine failure jus off Lambay Island.

Howth RNLI rescue family of 3 people in fishing boat with engine problems

RNLI/Noel Davidson

Howth RNLI rescue 3 people in a 23ft fishing boat who suffered engine failure jus off Lambay Island.

Howth RNLI pagers sounded at 6.10pm Friday 3rd July 2021 to reports of a small fishing vessel with 3 people on board who were stranded in the vicinity of Lambay Island due to mechanical problems.

The Howth RNLI all weather lifeboat and volunteer crew launched 12 minutes later and rapidly made it’s way to the scene

Weather conditions at the time gave good visibility but there was a 2 to 3 metre swell and the casualty vessel was anchored off a lee shore sound of Lambay Island.

Howth RNLI Second Coxswain Ian Sheridan assessed the situation and transferred the 2 young members of the family aboard the Lifeboat and a decision was taken to take the fishing boat in tow to the safety of the nearest port of Malahide marina

The 3 people aboard were all wearing lifejackets but the 2 younger crewmembers were suffering from slight sea sickness.

Speaking following the callout, Stephen Harris, Howth RNLI Deputy Launch Authority said: ‘We were delighted to help the 3 people this evening, they all had their lifejackets and safety gear. They dropped anchor and called for help as soon as they encountered engine difficulties, we were happy to assist.’

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Howth RNLI rescue family of 3 people in fishing boat with engine problems

RNLI/Noel Davidson

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