Wicklow RNLI assist yacht with rope fouled rudder

Wicklow RNLI brought three sailors to safety this morning (Sunday 9 June) after their 10-metre yacht got fouled in ropes off Wicklow Head.

The all-weather Shannon class lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater put to sea shortly before 10am under the command of Coxswain Nick Keogh, following a launch request from the Coast Guard.

The yacht with three people on board was located at 10.12am about two and a half miles south east of Wicklow head. Conditions on scene were sea state slight with good visibility.

Lifeboat volunteer Alan Goucher was transferred onto the yacht to assess the situation and assist with the towline. The yacht was taken in tow back to Wicklow harbour and brought safely alongside the East pier at 11.10am.

The crew on the callout were Coxswain Nick Keogh, Mechanic Brendan Copeland, Ciaran Doyle, Alan Goucher, Graham Fitzgerald and Connie O’ Gara.

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