A FISHING boat with two people on board was towed to safety in the early hours of this morning off the coast of West Cork.
The Margaret Bench of Solihull lifeboat was launched from Union Hall just before 5.50am to respond to the fishing vessel west of Glandore harbour.
The crew on board had raised the alarm as the boat was experiencing engine trouble. The lifeboat crew of Chris Collins, Darren Collins and Jordan Limrick, attached a towline to the stricken vessel and brought the boat back to Union Hall pier, arriving at around 7am.
Both of those on the fishing vessel had been wearing lifejackets and were well.
John Kelleher, Union Hall RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: "We would remind everyone going to sea always carry a means of communication, wear a life jacket and respect the water."