ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT RESCUE STRICKEN FISHERMEN OFF OWEY ISLAND

first_imgA lifeboat crew from the Arranmore RNLI were forced to launch last night after receiving a distress call from a fishing boat which got into difficulty just off Owey Island.Arranmore RNLI responded to the call for assistance at around 7.15pm from a boat with two crew onboard which had got into difficulty, in moderate winds, one and a half miles off the coast of Owey Island, County Donegal.The 36ft fishing boat was on passage from Killybegs to the east coast with two people on board, when they developed engine trouble. With a moderate northerly wind blowing, the crew of the fishing boat were concerned that they would be blown onto the island of Owey and asked for assistance.The lifeboat arrived on scene, which was a short distance from Arranmore, within minutes of launching and secured a tow rope to the stricken vessel.They then proceeded to tow the boat into Burtonport harbour where both crew members were safely landed.Speaking following the callout Arranmore RNLI Coxswain Anton Kavanagh told Donegal Daily, “I am pleased that we could offer assistance so quickly and I would credit the crew of the fishing boat for taking all the necessary safety precautions on their journey. “They made the correct call in asking for help.”ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT RESCUE STRICKEN FISHERMEN OFF OWEY ISLAND was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newslast_img

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