Fishers rescued off coast of Dublin as boat gets stuck with mechanical problems

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Fishers were left stranded off the coast of Dublin today after their boat came into difficulty.

The Howth RNLI received a call about a small fishing boat in difficulty just before 3pm today and launched the all weather lifeboat.

The 21 foot fishing vessel had managed to drop anchor around 400 metres off the coast of Rush.

The volunteer lifeboat crew towed the vessel from where it was stuck and returned the 21 foot boat along with its two occupants back to its home port of Malahide marina.

The Howth Lifeboat and volunteer crew returned to Howth station and stood down at 4.35pm.

Colm Newport, Howth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: “Our volunteer lifeboat crew were pleased to be able to quickly respond and tow the small fishing boat to the safety of Malahide Marina.”

The RNLI continues to provide an on call 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service. To ensure peoples’ own safety in or on the water please adhere to the relevant water safety guidance for your activity. More information can be found at www.rnli.org/safety.

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Source: Dublin News