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Skerries RNLI launches to boat with fouled propeller

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Skerries RNLI en route to Rush Harbour. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat on Thursday evening (28 July) to reports of a 21ft boat with a fouled propeller south of Rush harbour.

A person on board the stricken vessel had contacted one of the volunteer crew and informed them that they had fouled their propeller and were anchored south of Rush Harbour. The crew were paged shortly after 8.30pm, and the lifeboat was quickly launched with Joe May as Helm and crewed by Rob Morgan, Peter Kennedy and Simon Shiels.

As the lifeboat were en route they received an update to say that the casualty vessel had managed free their propeller and return safely to Rogerstown estuary. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Speaking after the call out, Gerry Canning, Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI said: ‘Things can go wrong at sea, even for the most experienced seafarers. That’s why it is important to always have the correct equipment on board. In this case a good anchor gave them the time they needed to get themselves out of trouble.’

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