A yacht struck rocks on the South Bull Wall at the entrance to Dublin Port, Ireland.

Three people were on board the 31-foot boat when the incident occurred shortly after 3pm yesterday afternoon.

Two of the crew clambered ashore while the third remained on board as a pilot boat and other passing vessels stood by to assist.

The All-Weather RNLI lifeboat at Dun Laoghaire was requested at 3.43pm to launch by the Irish Coast Guard’s Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Dublin and arrived just before 4pm.

A lifeboat crew member was put on board the yacht to assist and cut the anchor that the yacht’s crew had deployed earlier when their engine failed.

The Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit also attended and brought the yacht’s remaining crew to Poolbeg where they re-joined their boat.