Skerries RNLI rescue four men after speedboat drifts on to rocks

 

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Skerries RNLI launched on Thursday evening (21 July) after Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a vessel that had suffered engine failure near the islands off Skerries.

 

 

The lifeboat launched shortly after 4.30pm and proceeded to the general area indicated by the casualty vessel. Arriving on scene, the volunteer crew spotted the speedboat, which had been pushed on to the rocks at Colt island by the wind and tide.

 

The lifeboat was carefully positioned to transfer a crew member to the casualty vessel. A tow was established and the boat, with four men on board, was towed clear of the rocks into safer water. Upon inspection there did not appear to be any major damage to the hull so the tow was continued, returning them safely to Skerries harbour.
 
At the time there was a force 3 to 4 south westerly wind and a slight swell.

 

Speaking after the call out, Gerry Canning, Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI said: ‘Thankfully the lifeboat reached them quickly as the situation was deteriorating quite quickly. However, all four were wearing lifejackets and crucially they were able to contact the shore for help.’
Skerries RNLI launched on Thursday evening (21 July) after Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a vessel that had suffered engine failure near the islands off Skerries.

 

The lifeboat launched shortly after 4.30pm and proceeded to the general area indicated by the casualty vessel. Arriving on scene, the volunteer crew spotted the speedboat, which had been pushed on to the rocks at Colt island by the wind and tide.

 

The lifeboat was carefully positioned to transfer a crew member to the casualty vessel. A tow was established and the boat, with four men on board, was towed clear of the rocks into safer water. Upon inspection there did not appear to be any major damage to the hull so the tow was continued, returning them safely to Skerries harbour.
 
At the time there was a force 3 to 4 south westerly wind and a slight swell.

 

Speaking after the call out, Gerry Canning, Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI said: ‘Thankfully the lifeboat reached them quickly as the situation was deteriorating quite quickly. However, all four were wearing lifejackets and crucially they were able to contact the shore for help.’