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|Posted on February 20, 2014 at 4:55 AM|
Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 4pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 February) to assist a fishing vessel in difficulties east of Wicklow Head.
The skipper of the fishing vessel contacted the Irish Coast Guard for assistance after his vessel developed engine failure in a position east of Wicklow Head.
The lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Dave O'Leary located the fishing vessel 25 minutes after launching. Conditions in the area were described as wind direction south easterly, force six to seven with a three metre swell.
A towline was quickly established. Progress with the tow was slow returning back to Wicklow due to wind and tidal conditions. The fishing vessel with three crew onboard was safely secured alongside the Packet Pier at Wicklow Harbour at 7.45pm.
The crew on the call out were Coxswain Dave O'Leary mechanic Brenda Copeland, Carol Flahive, Brian Sinnott, Tommy Murphy and John Vize.
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