Arklow RNLI Rescue | Local fishing vessel towed to safety

Arklow RNLI Rescue | Local fishing vessel towed to safety

In response to a call from a local fishing vessel, Arklow RNLI lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon to aid a vessel that had lost power and was adrift around 7 miles southeast of Arklow.

Arklow RNLI Rescue

RNLI Arklow Locating those in trouble 7 miles off Arklow

The lifeboat crew launched immediately and quickly located the vessel.

They established a tow line and the crew of three stayed on board their vessel as it was brought safety at Arklow harbour.

Arklow RNLI Rescue

Towline in place Bringing them home

Speaking following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer & Community Safety Officer said “All persons who take to the water whether for a living or for pleasure must always wear their lifejackets and should always have a means of raising the alarm”

The Arklow RNLI offers free impartial Sea Safety Advice from their Community Safety Team. Contact or call Mark on 086 8260439 to book your advice aboard your boat or ashore or safety presentation.

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