For emergencies on Lough Neagh and it’s tributary rivers call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Callout 605

HM Coastguard tasked Lough Neagh Rescue at 06:43 to a fishing vessel with 2 persons on board which run aground (in foggy conditions) in the area of Farsnagh Point.
The Ardboe lifeboat launched and proceeded to the area with Kinnego lifeboat standing by at immediate readiness. The casualty vessel was located north of Farsnagh point – local reference “Stanley’s Quay”. The casualty vessel was then inspected for signs of damage and a tow line secured at the request of the vessels skipper.
The Ardboe lifeboat successfully towed the casualty vessel off its grounded position and into deeper water. A further inspection was carried out, as there were no signs of damage and the casualty vessel was able to run under its own power the Ardboe lifeboat returned to base.