Lifeboat Volunteers were alerted by pager at 15.07pm on Sunday afternoon
RNLB Ger Tigchleaar was launched within minutes in response to a call for help from a local fishing vessel.
The vessel had suffered engine failure and was without navigation ability approximately 15 miles south of Arklow.
Our dedicated crew consisting of Coxswain Eamonn Kavanagh, Station Mechanic Michael Fitzgerald, Jimmy Myler, Craig O’Reilly, David Lee, James Russell & Cead Muller, dropped their normal Sunday afternoon family activities and rushed to the lifeboat station, launched Ger Tigchleaar and proceeded to scene and after locating the casualty vessel, established a tow line and proceeded with the long slow tow back to Arklow arriving back at
All 3 crewmembers aboard the casualty vessel remained aboard during the tow home and all hands came ashore safely at Arklow.
Speaking following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer & Sea Safety Officer said “All persons who take to the water whether for a living or for pleasure must always wear their lifejackets and should always have a means of raising the alarm”
For anyone who requires FREE impartial Sea Safety Advice from our Sea Safety Team, you can contact [email protected] or call Mark on 086 8260439 to book your advice aboard your boat or ashore or safety presentation.
(Source. Arklow RNLI, Picture Mark Corcoran)