Arklow RNLI rescues three people on 9m fishing vessel
Arklow RNLI's all-weather class lifeboat launched on Tuesday (8 June) at approximately 1pm following a request to assist the three crew on a fishing vessel which had lost propulsion.
The volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station and within minutes of the request were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and enroute to the reported location.
In a fresh southerly breeze, the lifeboat made its way to the reported position two miles north east of Arklow near Ennereilly beach.
Once on scene, the casualty vessel with three people aboard was located and it was confirmed that the vessel had lost propulsion.
Using the new towline system, the tow was established and the casualty vessel was towed back to Arklow where all hands came ashore safely.
Arklow RNLI’s crew on this shout were Coxswain John Bermingham, Eddie McElheron,Austin Gaffney, John Tyrrell, Michael Mordaunt and Station Mechanic James Russell
Following the call out , Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Arklow RNLI said: 'Thanks once again to our volunteer crew who at a moment's notice go to sea to assist others, please remember to respect the water.'
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.