Rosslare lifeboat called out after vessel loses power

Published 10/03/2016 | 00:00

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the volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI had an early morning callout on Sunday (March 6) to a 22-metre fishing vessel which had suffered engine failure near Tuskar Rock lighthouse.

The lifeboat pagers went off at 5.30 a.m. with the lifeboat launching a short time later. Rosslare RNLI arrived on scene at 6 a.m. to find the vessel with four people on board, 2km northwest of Tuskar Rock lighthouse.

The volunteer lifeboat crew immediately established a tow in moderate sea conditions and brought the vessel in to Rosslare Europort, arriving at 7.15 a.m.

'This was an early morning wake-up call for our volunteer lifeboat crew but they are always ready to respond,' said Rosslare RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Jamie Ryan.

'Thankfully conditions were good and the lifeboat crew were on scene quickly. Rosslare is a busy port with a lot of vessels coming and going so it is important that when one suffers a problem that there is help close by and we can escort them to safety. Everything went to plan and the four fishing crew are safe and well.'

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