Arklow RNLI launch to aid of local fishing vessel

Arklow Lifeboats Volunteers were alerted by pager at 1.2o on Tuesday afternoon.

RNLB Ger Tigchleaar was launched within minutes in response to the call for help.

The vessel had lost power and was adrift approximately 7 miles South East of Arklow.

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

All 3 crew members aboard the stricken vessel remained aboard during the service and all hands came ashore safely at Arklow Harbour.

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.

All Photos Mark Corcoran/Arklow RNLI/Austin Gaffney


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