Arklow  RNLI rescue of 9 metre fishing vessel is a family affair

(Pic Yvette O'Beirne)

Arklow RNLI launched  at approximately 1.30pm on Monday to a request to assist a fishing vessel in need of assistance following a  Launch Request from the Irish Coast Guard .

The volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station  and and within minutes of the request were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and enroute to the reported location.

In light South Westerly winds, The All- weather Trent Class lifeboat made its way to the reported position 3 miles South East of Arklow. . 

Once on scene the casualty vessel with 3 persons aboard  was located and it was confirmed that the vessel had suffered engine failure..

A towline was established and the casualty vessel was towed back to Arklow where all hands came ashore safely.

Arklow RNLI’s crew on this shout were  Coxswain Ned Dillon, Eddie McElheron, Geoff Kearnes, Aidan Downey, Leigh Downey, Jimmy Myler & Sinead Myler.

Following the callout , Ned Dillon, Coxswain at Arklow RNLI said:

“Thanks to all of our volunteers, especially our Father & Daughter Jimmy and Sinead  and Father and Son, Aidan & Leigh, I think this is the first time ever we’ve had this combination on the crew here at Arklow,  as always 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”

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