Skerries RNLI tows motorboat with two on board to safety

Skerries RNLI tows motorboat with two on board to safety

 

Skerries RNLI has brought two people to safety after their motorboat got into difficulty yesterday evening (Thursday 20 June).

The volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat on what was their second call out of the day shortly after 7pm following a report that a 29 foot motorboat was in difficulty between Rogerstown Estuary and Lambay Island.

The alarm was raised at 6.55pm and the lifeboat was launched at 7.03pm and proceeded directly to the casualty vessel's location.

Weather conditions at the time were calm with a force one to two wind. Arriving on scene, the lifeboat helmed by Willie Boylan, quickly located the motorboat which had lowered its anchor to wait for help to arrive.

Once it was established that the motorboat had fouled its propeller, a crew member was put on board the boat and a towline was established. The vessel was then brought safely back to Malahide Marina.

Speaking after the call out Skerries RNLI crew member Conor Walsh, said: 'Thankfully the crew had a VHF radio on board and were able to call for help. We were happy to assist and to be able to bring them and their boat safely to shore'.