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Thursday, 10th August 2017

Clogherhead Lifeboat’s second call out this week

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The fishing vessel that ran aground yesterday at Port Oriel.

It has been a busy few days for the Clogherhead Lifeboat volunteers who were called out twice this week to come to the assistance of fishing trawlers.

On Sunday afternoon the Lifeboat had to tow a trawler that was taking in water to safety and it was launched again yesterday evening, Wednesday 9 August at 7:51 pm, following a report that a small Fishing Vessel had run aground near to the entrance of the Inner Harbour at Port Oriel.

The distance between the Lifeboat Station and the Port is short so the RNLI were quickly on the scene.

A decision was made to standby the casualty vessel and wait for the incoming rising tide to re-float it. The crew of the fishing vessel then manoeuvred the boat under its own power and tied up at the pier.

Units of the Drogheda fire Brigade and Clogherhead Coast Guard were also in attendance.

To support their work the RNLI has an ongoing fundraising campaign and the next fundraiser in Clogherhead is a car wash which will take place on Saturday 12th August 2017 at the Lifeboat Station.

Starting at 11.00 am, the crew will be on hand to wash cars, talk about lifeboats, particularly the New Shannon Class, and the role they play in saving lives at sea.

This is an all-day event and you can have your car washed at any time up until 5.00 p.m.

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