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

Callout 776

Lifeboats were tasked at 20:37 by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a speed boat with 3 persons on board that was taking on water in the vicinity of Rams Island.

Lifeboats launched immediately and proceeded towards Rams Island and commenced a search, our lifeboats rendezvoused with a vessel at the south side of the island and were advised that this vessel had assisted the casualty vessel into Sandy Bay marina. Following this our lifeboats then proceeded into the marina to check on the casualties and when they had confirmed all was well the lifeboats were stood down and returned to base where they were made ready for the next tasking. 

We would like to acknowledge the great work by those on board the vessel who assisted the casualty and helped ensure the safe return to Sandy Bay marina so swiftly.