Whilst on routine training exercise Lifeboats encountered a vessel in an unsafe shallow area of the Lough on the southern shore, the vessel asked for directions to Sandy Bay Marina, they were advised of a safe course to Sandy Bay and Lifeboats maintained a visual on the vessel to make sure they took the correct course.
At 20:13, lifeboats where tasked by Belfast Coastguard to a report over an overdue vessel with 2 persons on board into Sandy Bay Marina. The vessel description matched the vessel Lifeboats were already escorting and they followed it into the Sandy Bay area.
Crew confirmed the vessel was the one reported and provided safety advice as the vessel had no functioning communication or navigation equipment onboard.
Crews then continued with their training.