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

Callout 646

HM Coastguard tasked LNR at 17:21 to the aid of a sailing yacht in difficulty at the mouth of the Six Mile Water River.

The Antrim Bay Lifeboat launched and proceeded to the casualty vessel which had run aground and shortly thereafter was able to free itself. After a quick assessment and receiving confirmation from the skipper on board the casulty vessel that all was ok ABLB returned to station at 17:40 ready for service.

A note to anyone boating in and around Antrim bay, the mouth of the river is very shallow at the moment.