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May Bank Holiday callout for Wicklow RNLI

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 4pm (Sunday 6 May) after the crew of a 40ft motor cruiser reported that they had fouled their propeller near the East Codling buoy while on passage from Wales.

Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

The motor cruiser with three people onboard was located just after 5pm approximately fourteen miles north of Wicklow harbour.

Lifeboat volunteers Terry Sillery and Peter McCann were transferred onto the cruiser to assess the situation and with the use of cutting equipment they successfully cleared the entangled rope from the propeller.

With the propeller free the cruiser got under way followed closely by the lifeboat. When Coxswain Keogh was satisfied there was no damage and the cruiser was able to make good headway, the two-lifeboat crew were transferred back on to the lifeboat.

The motor cruiser then resumed its onward journey north to Malahide while the lifeboat was stood down by the Coast Guard and returned to station.

The callout is the second of the week for the Wicklow lifeboat crew, on Thursday they launched to assist three fishermen on a vessel with engine failure six miles off the Wicklow coast.

The crew on the callout were Coxswain Nick Keogh, Mechanic Brendan Copeland, Lisa O’Leary, Terry Sillery, Graham Fitzgerald and Peter McCann.

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