The lifeboat crew located a vessel drifting nine miles south east of Wicklow Head after 1pm. The fishing boat, with four crew, had suffered engine failure and was unable to return to port.
The volunteer crew quickly established a towline and the fishing vessel was taken back to Wicklow harbour. It was brought alongside the East pier just before 3pm.
The crew on the callout were coxswain Nick Keogh, mechanic Brendan Copeland, Ciaran Doyle, Brendan Kavanagh, Carol Flahive, Dean Mulvihill and Graham Fitzgerald.
In other lifeboats news, a presentation was made to recently honour many years of service from five Courtown RNLI lifeboat crew members.
Volunteer lifeboat crew members Orla Woods, Nuala Sinnott, Brian Bergin and Paul Woods were all recognised for their many years of dedicated service to the RNLI at an event in Courtown's Taravie Hotel.
Crewmember Fintan O'Donoghue was also presented with a statuette to mark his many years of selfless volunteering.
O'Donoghue is still a very active member of Courtown lifeboat and is now a deputy launch officer and station mechanic.
All Courtown lifeboat crew members are volunteers and give their time freely to save lives at seas.