The volunteer lifeboat crew from Castletownbere RNLI was called to launch on Saturday, 02 January at 15:30 to assist a 11-metre fishing vessel which had lost power 18 miles south west of Castletownbere Harbour in West Cork.
The lifeboat, under coxswain Aaron O’Boyle was launched within minutes and located the stricken vessel 51 minutes later.
The Castletownbere-based fishing boat had three people on board none of whom required medical attention.
On scene, there was a three-metre swell and force 5/6 north-westerly winds.
The volunteer lifeboat crew attached a tow rope and proceeded to tow the vessel to Castletownbere harbour where it was berthed at the pier at just before 20.00.
Commenting on callout Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Paul Stevens said, “This was the first shout for the station in 2021 and the first call-out with Coxswain O’Boyle in command. He and the volunteer crew undertook the rescue with great skill and efficiency and there was a positive outcome.”