Callout 621

Posted on Saturday Jun 24, 2017

At 19:34hrs HM Coastguard tasked LNR to a white boat with 4 persons on board believed to be in the area of Maghery, the casualty vessel was experiencing engine trouble and was drifting.
The Ardboe and Kinnego lifeboats launched and proceeded to the area where the casualty vessel was located west of Colmkille Point and was aground. A lee shore rescue was initiated, two crew entered the water and proceeded to the casualty vessel, the crew inspected the vessel for damage and as it was deemed safe to tow, a towline was connected with the consent of the skipper.
Before commencing the tow, the 4No. casualties were transferred onto the Ardboe lifeboat with 2 No. lifeboat crew remaining on the casualty vessel.
The vessel was towed into Magery where the casualties were handed into the care of the awaiting coastguard team. And the vessel was safely moored to the jetty. Lifeboats returned to base.