Wicklow RNLI launch to assist fishermen
Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams launched at 8:10am this morning (Monday 1 November), to investigate a report of a ten-metre fishing vessel in difficulties north of Wicklow harbour.
A tow line was established, and the fishing vessel was towed into Wicklow harbour and secured alongside the South quay at 9:30am.
With the three fishermen landed safely ashore, the lifeboat returned to station.
Speaking after the call out Wicklow RNLI Press Officer, Tommy Dover said: ‘We urge anyone going afloat to always carry a means for calling for help and if they get into difficulty dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’
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