RNLI renders aid to grounded trawler in Balscadden Bay, Ireland

An RNLI all-weather lifeboat (Photo: RNLI/Noel Davidson)

A lifeboat crew from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Howth on Ireland’s east coast came to the aid of a trawler that ran aground just outside Howth Harbour in Balscadden Bay on Thursday, January 7.

Howth RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was deployed at around 16:12 local time after the station received reports that the trawler had run aground and was listing heavily.

Upon arriving at the scene within minutes, the lifeboat crew assessed the trawler and deemed it safe to put a tow line aboard. The lifeboat coxswain then carefully navigated his craft in the shallow water and the RNLI crew got a tow line aboard the stricken trawler.

The tide was rising and the lifeboat eased the trawler off the rocks and into deeper water. The trawler was later brought back to the safety of Howth Harbour.

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