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Weather Warning! Sunshine Ashore Requires Best Behaviour Afloat – RNLI

Last weekend’s events that saw the RNLI rescue six people in two separate incidents is a timely reminder that safety must be front and centre for anyone taking to the high seas this weekend.

9.30 last Friday saw the Howth RNLI launch a rescue following a report of a yacht with three people on board suffering engine failure while travelling from Howth to Malahide. All on board were taken ashore when the RNLI passed the crew a tow line to bring them in.

Then on Sunday at 9.40 another incident came to the attention of the RNLI, when an alert was received from the Dublin Coast Guard to a small boat in difficulty in Howth Harbour and veering towards the rocks.

The lifeboat launched within ten minutes of the call with three crew on board and a combined effort by the RNLI and the Coast Guard, saw the rescue team stave the stricken vessel from the rocks and the crew were brought to safety.

As ever, our gratitude to the Coast Guard and the RNLI heroes and if planning on taking to the water this weekend, please prepare and plan right – RNLI.


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