A trawler with four crew onboard was rescued by Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat on Tuesday afternoon during difficult weather conditions.
The 23 metre vessel suffered engine trouble and was drifting onto rocks one mile north east of Dunmore East Harbour close to the shoreline.
In difficult sea conditions and high winds, the lifeboat crew managed to get a line to the stricken vessel and established a tow.
It was brought to the safety of Dunmore East Harbour at 2.40pm. Irish Coast Guard Helicopter R117 and Dunmore East Coast Guard were also launched.
Dunmore East RNLI Operations Manager Ciaran O’Mullain said: ‘A quick response from our volunteer crew today ensured we got to the vessel before it drifted onto the rocks. Sea conditions made the rescue difficult today but thankfully our highly trained crew were able to bring the trawler and its crew to the safety of Dunmore East Harbour’.
Photo Credit: Dunmore East RNLI