Sailors res­cued by Wick­low RNLI

Bray People - - NEWS -

TWO MEN were res­cued by Wick­low RNLI late on Mon­day night.

The Wick­low all-weather lifeboat launched at 11.14 p.m. on Mon­day to as­sist two sailors on a yacht in dif­fi­cul­ties about two miles north east of Wick­low har­bour.

The eight me­tre yacht was on pas­sage south when it de­vel­oped engine prob­lems. The skip­per con­tacted the Coast Guard for as­sis­tance as they were un­able to make any progress due to the lack of wind.

The lifeboat un­der the com­mand of se­cond coxswain Ciaran Doyle was along­side the stricken ves­sel six min­utes af­ter launch­ing. Weather con­di­tions in the area were sea state calm with light airs and good vis­i­bil­ity. A tow­line was quickly es­tab­lished and the yacht was brought back to Wick­low har­bour.

The yacht with two sailors was se­cured safely along­side the East pier shortly be­fore mid­night. The RNLI crew were coxswain Ciaran Doyle, me­chanic Bren­dan Copeland, Tommy McAu­lay, David O’Leary, Carol Flahive, Paul Sillery and Con­nie O’Gara.

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