Busy weekend for Coast Guard Unit

By Dan Walsh

It was a busy weekend for Courtown/Arklow Coast Guard Unit who responded to a number of incidents, but fortunately, everybody involved have returned safe and well.

On Friday morning at 9.38am the Courtown/Arklow unit was tasked following a report of a fishing vessel taking on water two miles off Courtown. The water ingress was quickly brought under control and the vessel was towed to Arklow, all crew returned safely and no medical assistance required.

On Saturday at 3.02pm the Courtown/Arklow unit was tasked to assist NEOC following a report of a person who had entered the water at the South Quay in Arklow, the casualty was recovered and transferred to a waiting ambulance.
Remember if you see someone in difficulty on or near the water, dial 99/112 and ask for the Coast Guard.

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