Two people rescued by Dun Laoghaire RNLI in Dublin Bay

Date Published : July 25th, 2020    Published By : admin

The Irish Coast Guard requested assistance form Dun Laoghaire RNLI last night to assist two people on separate jet skis which had engine issues just off the North Bull wall in Dublin Bay.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 9:20pm under Coxswain Stuart Kane with five crew on board and made its way to the scene arriving at 09:35pm.

On arrival, the lifeboat crew assessed the situation and saw that the two jet skis had drifted north towards Bull Wall and into shallower water which was out of the all-weather lifeboats reach. The lifeboat crew made a swift decision and requested further assistance from the stations smaller inshore lifeboat “Realt Na Mara” which was launched at 09:55pm.

Weather conditions at the time were described as good with a slight wind and good visibility.

The ‘Realt Na Mara’ arrived on scene at 10:10pm. The inshore lifeboat took the two vessels in tow, having spent almost two hours on the mission before arriving back in Dun Laoghaire Harbour at 11:20pm.

Weather conditions at the time were described as good with a slight wind and good visibility.

Speaking following the call out, Liam Mullan, Press Officer at Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat said: “The volunteer crew’s involved were happy to have located the two people quickly last night with light fading fast in an area with a lot of shipping traffic and return them to shore safely. It's important to remind everyone to make sure that their vessel engines are thoroughly checked regulatory by a professional before taking to the water and always have a suitable means of communication to call the Irish Coast Guard for help.”

Photo: Courtesy Dun Laoghaire RNLI Press Office

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