Skerries RNLI volunteer crew launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat Louis Simson shortly after 4.30pm yesterday afternoon (Monday 1 September) 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 1 easterly wind with calm seas.
Speaking after the callout, volunteer lifeboat press officer Gerry Canning said: "This was a good result – most importantly, everybody on board was wearing a lifejacket and the alarm was raised quickly."