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

Callout 814

Callout 814

Lifeboats tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 13:59 to a report of a vessel which had struck an object and became immobilised whilst enroute from Antrim to Toome.

Our lifeboats launched and proceeded to search this route and a short time later located the casualty vessel. The casualty vessel was at anchor just off the Three Islands on the north shore.

Having assessed those onboard for any injuries, confirmed everyone was ok and that the vessel was safe to tow, the crew rigged a towline and commenced towing the casualty vessel back to Antrim marina where it was moored safely alongside the jetty.

Our lifeboats then stood down and returned to their stations where they were prepared for the next tasking.

Afterwards crews returned to station & prepared the lifeboats for their next tasking