Irish Lifeboats

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Roy Barker III

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Roy Barker III
Three days after this photo was taken Howth RNLI spent over ten hours on Saturday (4 February 2012) assisting a 17 metre fishing tralwer, with seven crew onboard, 36 miles north east of Howth, which was rapidly taking on water. The lifeboat crew worked quickly to establish a tow in difficult conditions. Keeping the casualty vessel under tow in bad conditions proved challenging and the rope parted a couple of times. With reports of the vessel taking on water a lifeboat crewmember was transferred onto the fishing trawler and a new salvage pump was put onboard. The lifeboat once again undertook the tow and eventually arrived into Howth harbour at 10.25pm. All crew onboard the fishing vessel were unhurt. Photo : Pat Nolan
Posted on February 1, 2012 Slideshow