Dunmore East RNLI rescue a drifting 23m trawler

By | January 10, 2018

Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched today (Tuesday January 9) to assist a 23m trawler with four crew on board.

The trawler had suffered engine trouble and was drifting onto rocks. The vessel was located 1 mile North East of Dunmore East Harbour.

At 1.58pm the Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat launched on service to assist a 23m trawler which suffered engine trouble and was drifting onto rocks. The trawler with four people on board was located 1 mile North East of Dunmore Harbour close to the shoreline.

Minutes after launch the All-Weather Trent Class Dunmore East lifeboat Windsor Runner arrived on scene to find the trawler drifting close to the rocks.

In difficult sea conditions and high winds, the Dunmore East RNLI crew managed to get a line to the stricken vessel and established a tow. The vessel was then towed to the safety of Dunmore East Harbour at 2.40pm. Irish Coast Guard Helicopter R117 and Dunmore East Coast Guard were also launched.

Dunmore East RNLI Operations Manager Ciaran O’ Mullain said: “A quick response from our volunteer crew today ensured we got to the vessel before it drifted onto the rocks. Sea conditions made the rescue difficult today but thankfully our highly trained crew were able to bring the trawler and its crew to the safety of Dunmore East Harbour.”

Credit: RNLI

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