Report of boat in difficulty – 7th March 2013

Shortly after 09:00 this morning the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to investigate a report of a boat in difficulty. A vigilant member of the public had spotted a small lobster fishing boat with two persons on board and was concerned they were in difficulty.

The boat was operating close to shore, several miles North of Skerries. Conditions on scene were challenging with force 4 to 5 South Easterly winds, gusting force 6 at times.

The Skerries Coast Guard team were on scene within minutes and quickly located the boat. The boat and crew of two were actively engaged in lobster fishing and did not appear to require assistance. The team observed the boat for some time and concluded that no further action was required.

Incident # 5 of 2013