Sea rescue off Kilmichael Point

By Dan Walsh

Two fishermen were rescued from a fishing vessel near Kilmichael Point in North Wexford by Arklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat following a report from the Irish Coast Guard last Thursday.

Fishing vessel is towed towards Arklow Pic; RNLI/Arklow

The lifeboat was launched at 11.07am and the volunteer crew of six on the Ger Tigchlearr responded swiftly. Further reports came in that the vessel had freed the foul and was now dragging its anchor, adrift and in danger of being driven up onto the rocks at Kilmichael Point in the south-south easterly Force 5 winds.

Once on scene, the lifeboat crew worked quickly with the casualty vessel’s crew of two to establish a tow line. With this completed, the vessel and crew were towed safely back to Arklow.

Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Community Safety Officer and Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘Fortunately, our volunteers response time ensured they were able to get to the stricken vessel before the situation worsened and we had a good result.”

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