Arklow RNLI launch to assist fishing vessel.

Arklow RNLI launched 26/5/19 at approximately 3.15pm to assist a vessel in distress  following a Launch Request from the Irish Coast Guard .


The volunteer crew left their Sunday afternoons  and within minutes of the alert were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and underway.


With North Westerly Winds of Force 3-4, The lifeboat made its way to the reported position approximately 7 miles South East of Arklow.

The casualty vessel had reported engine failure and that she was adrift with 2 persons aboard.

Once the vessel was located and it was confirmed that the vessel had lost power, a tow line was established and the vessel was taken under tow back to Arklow where all hands came ashore safely.


Arklow RNLI’s Volunteer crew on this shout were Coxswain Ned Dillon, Geoff Kearnes, Evan Thomas, Aidan Downey & Leigh Downey.


Following the incident, Mark Corcoran Community Safety Officer at Arklow RNLI said:

“We would like to once again remind people to Respect the Water and always wear a lifejacket and carry a means of calling for help when going out on the water”


Further Water Safety Information can be found at



RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Mark Corcoran, Arklow  RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 086 8260439 or or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 0876483547 or or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 0871254124 or



RNLI online

For more information on the RNLI please visit News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI News Centre



Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 46 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, the charity has saved over 142,200 lives.

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