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Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat assist 8 metre speed boat with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteers from Rosslare Harbour RNLI while on exercise, went to the assistance of a small boat with engine failure.

RNLI/Jamie Ryan

The all-weather lifeboat was on a weekly exercise off the Wexford coast when it received a message from a local fishing boat that a small boat was drifting having suffered engine failure.

The 8 metre speed boat was quickly located. The weather was very calm and good visibility. The small boat was towed into Rosslare Europort.

Speaking after the call out, Jamie Ryan, Rosslare Harbour RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, thanked the local boat crew who reported the incident and stressed how important it is to ensure the boats going to sea are sea worthy.

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