Wicklow lifeboat brought two fishermen to safety yesterday afternoon (Friday 5th February) after their vessel developed engine trouble six miles east of Greystones harbour.
The all-weather lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Tommy McAulay was tasked by the Coast Guard at 12:15pm and proceeded north to assist the fishermen.
The seven-metre fishing vessel with engine failure was located thirty minutes later, near the East Codling Buoy. Conditions on scene were sea state slight with good visibility. A towline was passed to the fishing vessel and a course was set for Greystones Harbour.
The fishing vessel was brought alongside at Greystones harbour and the two crew were landed safely ashore just before 2pm yesterday afternoon.