Callout 733

Posted on Sunday Jun 13, 2021

Lifeboats tasked at 18:42 to search for a vessel with 3 adults on board. The vessel had lost propulsion and was drifting in Toome bay.
Lifeboats launched and proceeded to the area, whilst arriving on scene and locating the casualty vessel another boat from a local quay had seen the vessel drifting and proceeded towards them.
They contacted our lifeboat and were able to assist by bringing a LNR crew member with equipment to the drifting vessel to assess. Once alongside the casualty vessel a towline was connected, and the casualty vessel brought to deeper water where the member of the public offered to take the vessel on into their nearby quay.
It was decided that this was the best course of action, and the skipper of the casualty vessel was happy with this. Once safely in the quay and moored to the jetty, our colleagues from the Lough Neagh Coastguard team made their way to the quay to assist.
Our crew member and equipment were then brought back to the lifeboat where the lifeboat returned to base. Lifeboats were cleaned and refuelled ready for the next tasking.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the public who assisted in this tasking, both on the water and on shore. Their assistance was greatly appreciated.