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

Callout 816

Callout 816

Lifeboats tasked at 15.44 by Belfast Coastguard following a call from a vessel which lost drive in Toome and was drifting.

Our lifeboats launched in force 3 westerly winds and proceeded to Toome bay where they conducted a search towards the canal. Upon approach towards the canal the casualty vessel was located, just inside the entrance.

The lifeboat proceeded to the vessel where a crew member boarded to assess suitability for a tow. With the acceptance of the skipper a tow line was secured, and the casualty vessel was brought safely to and moored at the jetty at the lock gates.

Lifeboats returned to base, refuelled and ready for our next tasking.