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

Callout 643

HM Coastguard paged LNR at 15:34hrs and requested the launch of the Kinnego and Ardboe lifeboats to the aid of 2 persons on board a Bayliner pleasure craft which was experiencing engine difficulties and drifting in the area of Silver Hill.

Both lifeboats launched and commenced a search, whilst on route to the search area there was an update from the Coastguard that the casualty vessel had regained limited power and was making its way back towards Kinnego Marina.
All units were to continue and assist where possible.

A short time later the casualty vessel was located by the Ardboe lifeboat and the lifeboat commenced an escort back towards Kinnego marina, shortly thereafter the Kinnego lifeboat took over the escort and brought the casualty vessel safely alongside the jetty in the Marina.

All units returned to base and made ready for the next tasking.