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Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Clogherhead Lifeboat helps two trawlers to safety

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The stricken fishing vessel "Resilient" being towed to safety at Port Oriel harbour by the fishing vessel "Arkh Angel" with the assistance from the Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat yesterday. Picture:  Thos Caffrey /

Clogherhead Lifeboat was called out yesterday morning to assist a local fishing vessel, The Resilient, which had suffered mechanical failure whilst fishing in the English Channel and had been towed for some 40 hours by another fishing vessel, the "Arkh Angel".

The Lifeboat was requested to assist the large fishing vessel to dock which, without engine power and being towed in high winds is a difficult and hazardous procedure.

The vessel was successfully moored up at 11:30 am approximately and the Lifeboat returned to base.

This was the second call out for the Clogherhead RNLI crew within a week.

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On the morning of Thursday 4th October at 8:30 am. the Clogherhead Lifeboat was requested to go to the assistance of a Razor boat whish also had mechanical failure whilst fishing in Dundalk Bay.

The boat was taken in tow and to Port Oriel at around 10:20am.

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