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Arklow RNLI comes to the aid of two people on fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Arklow RNLI launched yesterday morning (9 June) at approximately 6.30am to a request to assist two people on a fishing vessel which had lost propulsion.

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Arklow RNLI

The volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station and and within minutes of the request were aboard the Ger Tigchlearr and en route to the reported location.

In a fresh southerly breeze with moderate seas, the all-weather Trent class lifeboat made its way to the reported position five miles north of Arklow.

Once on scene, the lifeboat crew assessed the situation. The casualty vessel with two people onboard was located and it was confirmed that the vessel had lost propulsion.

A tow line was established and the casualty vessel was towed back to the nearest safe port at Arklow where all hands came ashore at approximately 8am.

Arklow RNLI’s crew on this call out were Coxswain Ned Dillon, John Tyrrell, Jimmy Myler, Sinead Myler, Craig O’Reilly and station mechanic James Russell.

Following the call out, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Arklow RNLI said: 'Thanks to our volunteer crew who at a moment's notice go to sea to assist others, please remember to respect the water.'

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