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Arklow RNLI launch to aid of local fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Arklow RNLI were alerted by pager just before midday on Wednesday (28 September) in response to a call for help from a local fishing vessel.

The vessel had become entangled in fishing gear and was adrift approximately six miles south east of Arklow. The lifeboat crew proceeded to the scene and after locating the casualty vessel, established a tow line and proceeded back to Arklow with the vessel on tow.

All  crew members aboard the casualty remained aboard during the service  and all  hands came ashore safely.

Speaking following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer and Community  Safety Officer said  ' Everyone who takes to the water whether for a living or for pleasure must always wear their lifejackets and should always have a means of raising the alarm.'

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All Photos Mark Corcoran/Arklow RNLI/Austin Gaffney
For anyone requiring free impartial Sea Safety Advice from our Community Safety Team, you can contact mark@aslsafety.com or call Mark on 086 8260439 to book your advice aboard your boat or ashore or safety presentation.

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For more information please contact Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0868260439, email mark@aslsafety.com or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer on 087 648 3547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager on 087 1254 124 or 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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