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Lunchtime callout for Wicklow RNLI

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Wicklow RNLI lifeboat towing the trawler. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


Wicklow all weather Lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker launched just before 1pm today (Sunday 15 February) to assist a fishing vessel with mechanical problems north of the harbour.


The skipper of the fishing vessel which was approaching Wicklow, made contact with the Coast Guard by VHF Radio to say a rope had fouled the propeller and they required assistance.


The lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Nick Keogh and a volunteer crew located the drifting fishing vessel a short distance from the harbour entrance. A towline was established and the fishing boat with two crew was brought safely into the harbour.


The crew on the callout were Coxswain Nick Keogh Mechanic Tommy Murphy Paul Sillery Graham Fitzgerald John Vize Alan Goucher and Matt Doyle.

Categories: RNLI News

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