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Arklow RNLI launch to assist Stricken sailing vessel

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:05 AM

Arklow Lifeboat launched on Tuesday evening (October 17) following a call for assistance from the crew of a U.K. registered sailing vessel which had suffered mechanical failure.

Arklow Lifeboat with sailing vessel under tow. Photo: RNLI/Arklow

The volunteer crew were tasked to the scene approximately 12 miles South of Arklow.

Arklow Lifeboat proceeded to the reported position of the casualty sailing boat..

Once the yacht had been located, a decision was made to put a lifeboat crew member aboard the 10metre sailing vessel to assist the crew of two.

Following this a tow line was established and the vessel and her crew were towed safely back to Arklow where all came ashore safely.

Following the incident, Mark Corcoran Arklow RNLI Volunteer Press Officer said, “Thanks to all of our volunteers who are always ready 24/7 365 to drop what they are doing in their own lives to go to sea to assist others”

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