Skerries RNLI tow four adults and one child to safety

Skerries RNLI Atlantic 85 Louis Simson

Skerries RNLI towed a group of four adults and one child safely to shore on Monday afternoon (01 September) after their motorboat developed engine difficulties.

Skerries RNLI volunteer crew launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat Louis Simson shortly after 4.30pm following reports to Dublin Coast Guard of a Motorboat adrift near the Perch marker off Skerries. The crew could see the casualty vessel almost immediately after exiting the launching trolley and proceeded directly to them. Once alongside it was discovered that the outboard engine would not start. A tow was established and the boat was returned safely to shore

At the time of the launch there was a force one easterly wind with calm seas.

Speaking after the call out, Gerry Canning, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI said: ’This was a good result, most importantly, everybody on board was wearing a lifejacket and the alarm was raised quickly. ’