Skerries RNLI tow motorboat to safety

Skerries RNLI tow motorboat to safety Desktop Resolution

Skerries RNLI towed a motorboat with four people on board from Lambay island to the safety of Rush harbour on Sunday morning (07 September) after they developed electrical problems and were unable to start their engine.

Shortly after 11am Dublin Coast Guard requested Skerries RNLI volunteer crew to launch their Atlantic 85 lifeboat Louis Simson after receiving a report from another vessel of a motorboat in difficulty on the eastern side of Lambay Island. The lifeboat with Eoin Duff at the Helm and crewed by Conor Walsh, Peter Kennedy and Rob Morgan proceeded directly to the last known position of the craft to begin a search. The motor boat was quickly located at anchor close to the island. A tow was established and the boat, with four people on board was brought safely to Rush harbour.

At the time of the launch there was a force 3 North easterly wind with calm seas.

Speaking after the call out, Gerry Canning, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI said: ’Sometimes, no matter how well prepared you are things can go wrong at sea. Thankfully another boat spotted the danger and called the Coast Guard. ’