Call out 493

Posted on Saturday Aug 6, 2011

@ 12:21 HMCG paged LNR to a 999 incident just off Antrim, a vessel was adrift, sinking and reported to be on fire, there where 5 POB. Two Lifeboats made all speed to Antrim, where casualty vessel was spotted  near rocks  behind the torpedo launch site.  Life boat crew  rescued the casualties on board by carrying them from vessel to shore where they were safe & dry and looked after by HMCG shore team.

Lifeboats managed to recover casualty vessel off the rock s and safely bring it to a mooring at Antrim marina. An onshore wind at the time would probably have destroyed the vessel.

Both KLB & ALB returned to base  14 20 hrs.

Wind SE force 2