While on exercise today Howth Coast Guard boat was tasked at 16.55 to the mouth of Malahide estuary where a vessel was reported to be needing assistance. A passing boat had reported to Dublin Coast Guard MRCC that a vessel appeared to be grounded in rough seas and the people on board were waving to attract attention. Skerries RNLI lifeboat was also tasked to the area to assist. The Howth CG boat was quickly on scene and established that the vessel had run out of fuel, had anchored but was nearly grounded. Everybody on board was wearing a lifejacket and no medical attention was required. Howth CG boat set up a tow with the assistance of Skerries ILB and brought them into the safety of Malahide marina. Howth and Skerries were stood down at 18.30.
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If you think somebody is in difficulty on the coast / cliff / beach / sea then dial 112 and ask for COAST GUARD.
Our team of 25 volunteers based at Howth Harbour provide 24/7 on-call coverage and have specialised training to respond to local coastal emergencies in their own locality.