Arklow Lifeboat launched at approximately 12.30am on Wednesday morning to assist a 25 metre fishing vessel following a Launch Request from the Irish Coast Guard .
The volunteer crew left their beds and within minutes of the alert were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and underway.
With South Westerly Force 3 winds and in a slight sea state, The lifeboat made its way to the reported position approximately 20 miles South East of Arklow.
The casualty vessel had reported propulsion failure and that she was adrift with 6 persons aboard.
Once on scene and with the casualty vessel located, a tow line was established and the vessel was taken under tow back to Arklow where all hands came ashore safely at 5.15am
Arklow RNLI’s Volunteer crew on this shout were Coxswain Ned Dillon, Brendan Dillon, Eddie McElheron, Craig O’Reilly, David Lee, Michael Mordaunt and John Tyrrell.
Following the incident, Mark Corcoran Community Safety Officer at Arklow RNLI said:
“Thankfully this shout ended well with all hands coming ashore safely following the long haul home, 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 www.respectthewater.com