Arklow RNLI comes to rescue of stricken motor cruiser

Following an alert by pager at 9.10 pm on 22.08.15 Arklow RNLI’s Lifeboat Ger Tigchleaar was launched within minutes to the aid of the casualty vessel that was reported to be adrift 1 mile east of Kilmichael Point.

Our volunteer crew proceeded to scene and after locating the vessel,it was established that the 33ft motor cruiser which was enroute from Cork to Arklow, had suffered machinery failure, a towline was quickly established and the lifeboat then proceeded back to Arklow.

Upon arrival back at Arklow Harbour, where all hands came ashore safely, the vessel was put alongside on the North Quay near the mouth of Arklow Marina.

Speaking following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: “Thankfully the skipper of this vessel made the call for help early,when you are going to sea in any vessel always plan for the worst, always carry a means of calling for help and never hesitate in making the call to 999 or 112 or contacting the Coastguard via Marine VHF.

Arklow RNLI’s Volunteers for this shout were: Ned Dillon, Aiden Downey,John Bermingham, Eamonn Kavanagh , Michael Fitzgerald and Keith Forde.

For anyone who requires FREE impartial Sea Safety Advice from our Sea Safety Team, you can contact mark@aslsafety.com or call Mark on 086 8260439 to book your advice aboard your boat or ashore or safety presentation.

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