Skerries RNLI provides assistance to motorboat
A motorboat with two men on board was assisted by Skerries RNLI after the vessel experienced engine difficulties.
Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly after 12.30pm on Sunday May 7, having received a call from a motor boat that was having difficulty getting their engine to start.
The lifeboat was launched with volunteer Philip Ferguson at the Helm and crewed by Paddy Dillon, Steven Johnson and JP Tanner.
The crew proceeded on a course to Rockabill lighthouse as this was the position given by the vessel. Once on scene they located a five metre motor boat with two men on board that was having difficulty restarting the engine after becoming entangled in a lobster pot.
Following some troubleshooting advice from the lifeboat Helm, a former RNLI mechanic, they managed to successfully restart the engine. The lifeboat then stood by while they tested that everything was running smoothly. With the men happy to be on their way again, the lifeboat returned to base and was made ready for the next call