RNLI rescue fishing boat off Arklow coast

Arklow RNLI responded to a distress signal from a fishing vessel approximately four miles south of Arklow yesterday morning at 7.28 am.

Ger Tigchelarr and her volunteer crew responded to the signal and were en route to the casualty vessel within minutes.

Upon arrival, RNLI services understood that the casualty vessel had experienced machinery failure and then went about setting up a tow line to bring the crew of three safely back to shore.

Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI community safety officer has since highlighted that “Following these incidents, it’s important to stress to all who go on or in the water the importance of having a means of calling for help, the earlier our crews can get to the casualty the better the outcome tends to be.”

Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, their lifeguards and lifeboat crews have saved over 137,000 lives.

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