Following a Pager alert at 6.30am , Our volunteer crew left their beds and 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 some 10 miles South east of Arklow.
In a North easterly wind with a 1.2 metre wave height, The All- weather Trent Class lifeboat made its way to the reported position and once on scene after confirming the vessel had suffered engine failure , it was decided to put a lifeboat crewman onboard the vessel to assist the lone sailor with rigging and running the towline.
Followingthe slow tow back to port, The vessel arrived into Arklow under tow at 9.00am.
Arklow RNLI’s crew on this callout were Coxswain Ned Dillon,Craig O’Reilly, John Tyrrell, Dave Molloy, Ken O’Toole, Josh McAnaspie and James Russell ,
Following the callout , Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Arklow RNLI said:
“Its been a busy couple of days at Arklow, its great to see the training that we all do paying off in the assistance we are providing, given the recent good weather, we’re reminding everybody to stay safe and respect the water, when going to the beach, or out on the water.”
Further Water Safety Information can be found at www.respectthewater.com