‘Pro­lific’ treat for Ark­low RNLI crew

Au­gust 2012

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

KEEN SHIP spot­ters in Ark­low en­joyed a sneak pre­view of one of the Tall Ships that ar­rived in Dublin at the week­end as they spent time in the har­bour en route.

Cap­tain Chris Rose of ‘Pro­lific’ had a spe­cial treat in store for some of Rnli Ark­low’s crew and fundrais­ing team. Cap­tain Rose and some of his crew called to visit and view the Lifeboat Sta­tion and boat and they in­vited some of the Ark­low crew aboard the mag­nif­i­cent tall ship for a cruise around the bay. The lucky Ark­low crew were ac­corded the high­est of hos­pi­tal­ity with each mem­ber get­ting the op­por­tu­nity to take com­mand of ‘Pro­lific’ un­der Cap­tain Rose’s watch­ful eye.

‘We all thor­oughly en­joyed our tall ship cruise and it was great to see the hard work that goes into sail­ing a ship like this around the world,’said Tommy Nolan from Rnli Ark­low’s fundrais­ing team.

‘Sea safety was of para­mount im­por­tance dur­ing our cruise with all of our team get­ting afull safety brief­ing prior to de­par­ture,’ added Mark Coro­co­ran RNLI Sea Safety Ad­vi­sor. ‘Pro­lific’ con­tin­ued to the Tall Ships Fes­ti­val the morn­ing af­ter the visit but will be back in Ark­low in the third week of Septem­ber en route to Gran Ca­naria.

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