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Arklow RNLI Rescues Vessel Cast Adrift With 2 On Board.

Arklow RNLI launched on Sunday the 11th of September at approximately 7:10pm.

Arklow RNLI launched on Sunday the 11th of September at approximately 7:10pm, responding to a request to assist a yacht which had lost propulsion and was adrift with 2 persons aboard.

The volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station and within minutes of the request were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and enroute to the reported location. Once afloat, the lifeboat travelled the half mile to the casualty very quickly. In wet conditions, with light fading and Southerly winds with approx. 2.5m wave heights, the vessel had lost propulsion and tried to anchor and was drifting on to a shore approximately 50 yards from Arklow South Beach. It was decided to put a crew member aboard the casualty vessel to assist with rigging the tow quickly. Once the tow was established, the casualty was able to haul up its anchor to allow for the tow back in to Arklow. Arklow RNLI’s crew on this callout were Coxswain Ned Dillon, John Bermingham, Eddie McElheron, Craig O’Reilly, Sinead Myler, Jimmy Myler and Dave Molloy.

Following the callout Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at Arklow RNLI, said:

“Our teams dedication and training for these scenarios really paid off this evening, thankfull the casualty had done all the right things which allowed us to get there and be able to assist”

Further Water Safety Information can be found at www.respectthewater.com.

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