Arklow RNLI launch to aid of local fishing vessel

On this the 2nd shout for Arklow Lifeboat this week, RNLB Ger Tigchleaar was launched within minutes in response to a call for help from a local fishing vessel.

The vessel had suffered machinery failure and was adrift outside the mouth of Arklow Harbour just before 7pm on Sunday evening.

Our dedicated crew consisting of Coxswain Ned Dillon, Station Mechanic Michael Fitzgerald, John Bermingham, Scotty Heaney, Keith Forde & Eddie McElheron., proceeded to scene and after locating the casualty vessel, established a tow line and proceeded back in to Arklow with the vessel alongside.

All crew members aboard the casualty vessel remained aboard during the service and all hands came ashore safely.

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.

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