Report of boat in difficulty near Balbriggan – 2nd July 2012

At 17:55 this evening the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) received a report of a possible boat in difficulty. A vigilant and concerned member of the public had spotted the large boat off the Balbriggan coast pumping unusually large volumes of water from its bilges.

The Skerries Coast Guard Team were tasked to investigate if the boat
required further assistance. The team arrived on scene within minutes and immediately located the boat. After observation the team concluded the boat did not require further assistance and was beginning to get underway.

Incident #7 of 2012

Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on or near the coast, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.