Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched today (Tuesday June 11th) to assist a 24m fishing trawler with six crew on-board. The vessel suffered a fouled propeller 40 miles South of Dunmore East.
At 8:40am the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched on service to assist a 24m fishing trawler with a fouled propeller. The fishing vessel with six crew on-board was located 40 miles South of Dunmore East.
The volunteer crew of the Trent Class Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat ‘Elizabeth and Ronald’ spent nine hours at sea in order to complete the mission. Once on scene the lifeboat crew established a tow with the stricken vessel and the vessel was then towed to the safety of Dunmore East harbour, 40 miles away, at 5:50pm.
Roy Abrahamsson, RNLI Coxswain for Dunmore East RNLI, said: ‘It was a long day for our volunteer crew and the conditions offshore today were challenging, which highlight’s the value of the training our crews conduct on a regular basis.’