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

Callout 769

Lifeboats were paged at 17:10 and requested to launch to the aid of a fishing boat which had its props fouled and was drifting near Antrim Bay. The lifeboats launched and proceeded to the location identified by the casualty, after a short search the casualty was located drifting towards Cranfield. The crew on board the lifeboat made contact and secured a tow line. 

One crew member boarded the casualty vessel to help maintain good communication whilst under tow. The vessel was brought to the quay where it is birthed and handed over to the awaiting shore crew who assisted in mooring safely to the jetty.  

The Lifeboat and shore crew then returned to base and vessels were refuelled and made ready for the next tasking.