Arklow RNLI launches to assist sailing vessel

Arklow RNLI launched this morning 23/08/19 at 9.00am approximately following a Launch request from the Irish Coastguard.

The casualty vessel was reported to be to the rear of the North Pier just outside Arklow harbour.

In slight conditions our volunteers launched Arklow Lifeboat, and proceeded to the location near the river entrance and was on scene minutes later.

Our crew then assessed the situation, the yacht was at anchor and had lost propulsion, a towline was passed to the yacht and the vessel with 2 aboard was towed safely back into Arklow Harbour.

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

“ A big thanks to all of our volunteers who were mostly en-route to or already in their respective jobs when the pagers were activated, I’d like to remind people once again, Please Respect the Water and always wear a lifejacket and carry a means of calling for help when going out on or near the water”

Further Water Safety Information can be found at www.respectthewater.com

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