Clogherhead RNLI christens newest lifeboat

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station at Clogherhead in Ireland’s County Louth held an official naming ceremony for its newest lifeboat on Saturday, August 31.

The €2.5 million (US$2.76 million) vessel has been christened Michael O’Brien in honour of a former lifeboat coxswain who had served with Arklow RNLI.

Michael O’Brien has a length of 13.6 metres, a beam of 4.54 metres, a draught of 0.75 metres, and a speed of 27 knots. It has been operating with Clogherhead RNLI since July.

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