Arklow RNLI aid fishing vessel

RNLB Ger Tigchleaar was launched within minutes in response to a call for help from a local fishing vessel.

The vessel had become entangled in fishing gear and was adrift approximately 6 miles South East of Arklow

The dedicated crew scrambled to scene and after locating the casualty vessel, established a tow line and proceeded back to Arklow with the vessel on tow.

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

Speaking following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer & Community  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 Community Safety Team, you can contact or call Mark on 086 8260439 to book your advice aboard your boat or ashore or safety presentation.



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