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Wicklow Lifeboat Assists Yacht With Rope-Fouled Rudder

10th June 2019
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Wicklow all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater alongside the rope-fouled yacht Wicklow all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater alongside the rope-fouled yacht Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

Wicklow RNLI brought three sailors to safety yesterday morning (Sunday 9 June) after their 10-metre yacht got fouled in ropes off Wicklow Head.

The all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater put to sea shortly before 10am under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh, following a launch request from the Irish Coast Guard.

The yacht, with three people on board, was located at 10.12am about two-and-a-half miles south-east of Wicklow Head. Conditions on scene had a slight sea state and good visibility.

Lifeboat volunteer Alan Goucher was transferred onto the yacht to assess the situation and assist with the towline.

The yacht was taken in tow back to Wicklow Harbour and brought safely alongside the East Pier at 11.10am.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats
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