Wicklow RNLI assist crew of fishing vessel in difficulty

Wicklow RNLI brought three fishermen to safety Wednesday morning 13th January, after their vessel got into difficulties off the Wicklow coast.

Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat towing the fishing vessel into Wicklow harbour. (Credit RNLI/Wicklow)

The all-weather relief fleet lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams put to sea shortly before 9:15am under the command of Coxswain Ciaran Doyle and a volunteer crew.

The alarm was raised after the skipper of the fishing vessel reported that a rope was fouled in his vessel’s propeller and they had lost all propulsion.

The lifeboat crew located the 12metre fishing vessel at 9:55am three miles north of the Codling Buoy. Conditions on scene were sea state moderate, with wind north westerly force 2 and good visibility.
A towline was quickly established, and a course was set for Wicklow harbour. The fishing vessel with three crew was brought safely alongside the South Quay shortly before midday.

The crew on the callout were: Coxswain Ciaran Doyle, Mechanic Brendan Copeland, Tommy Murphy, Carol Flahive, John Stapleton, and Peter Byrne.

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