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Wicklow Lifeboat Rescues Two Sailors On Yacht With Engine Failure

28th July 2019
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Wicklow RNLI volunteers bring the yacht alongside the East Pier at Wicklow Harbour Wicklow RNLI volunteers bring the yacht alongside the East Pier at Wicklow Harbour Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Jock & Annie Slater went to the assistance of two sailors yesterday evening (Saturday 27 July) after their vessel developed engine failure.

The lifeboat put to sea under the command of Deputy Coxswain Tommy McAulay, and was alongside the drifting 28ft yacht at 5.50pm, eight miles north-east of Wicklow Harbour.

Conditions at the scene were calm with good visibility. A tow line was quickly established, and the stricken yacht was towed back to Wicklow Harbour where it was brought alongside the East Pier at 7.30pm and the two sailors were landed safely ashore.

The crew on the callout were Tommy McAulay, mechanic Tommy Murphy, Brendan Copeland, Brendan Kavanagh, Graham Fitzgerald and John Stapleton.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats
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