Callout 556

Posted on Sunday Aug 10, 2014

HMGC paged LNR at 16:46 to a report of a drifting vessel with 5 persons onboard near Ballyronan which was on passage from Rams Island .Ardboe Lifeboat quickly launched and after a quick sweep approx 2 miles SE of Ballyronan Marina they spotted a yacht with no sails up drifting. On investigation this was the casualty vessel. With gusty conditions the vessel was unable to sail and had lost engine power. The lifeboat quickly set up a tow and towed the casualty vessel to Ballyronan Marina. All crew on board were safe and well. ALB stood down and returned to base.