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

Tag: Sand
  • Callout 440

    At 14.34 KILB was tasked to search for a mast and rigging which had broken off a sailing vessel north of Rams Island. KILB searched the area but nothing was found. AILB requested KILB to proceed to way point 15 to assist towing  the casualty vessel. KILB accompanied AILB to the Battery Harbour then returned to base at 17.15.

  • Callout 439

    At 17.05, KILB and AILB were tasked by the Coastguard to a fishing boat which had drifted onto rocks south of Kells Point. AILB assisted the fishing boat into Wylies quay while KILB stood by. Both boats then returned to base at 18.30.

  • Callout 438

    At 09.15, KILB and AILB were tasked to a fishing boat with 2 POB which was adrift at the entrance to Moyola River. The vessel managed to make its way to a local sand quay and both lifeboats returned to base at 10.30.

  • Callout 437

    At 18.00 LNR was tasked by Coastguard to search for a 27′ McGregor sailing boat with 3 POB. The casualty vessel was reported to have broken their sail and also engine failure in the vicinity of Ardboe Point. KILB was on standby while AILB and Support 1 carried out an extensive search. The casualty vessel […]

  • Callout 436

    03.50. Members of Kinnego crew were tasked to search the Kinnego Marina area for a young teenager who had a head injury and had been pulled from the water by Coastguard volunteer Eddie Magee. Eddie had been staying on his boat overnight and had heard a group of youths in distress. He went into the […]

  • Callout 435

    At 18.00hrs AILB & KILB where tasked by MCA to a Princess Cruiser adrift between Gawley’s Gate & Kinnego. The Vessel was located half a mile South of Toland’s and taken in tow back to Kinnego, a crew member was put aboard the casualty Vessel for the duration of the recovery.

  • Callout 434

    20.40hrs AILB & KILB where tasked to find an overdue boat that was reported returning from the Bannfoot to Kinnego, just as boats where launched the missing cruiser turned up in Kinnego Bay, having come from Gawley’s Gate

  • Callout 433

    At Midnight MCA tasked KILB, AILB and Support 1 in response to a 999 call from a boat lost and adrift. Pyrotechnics where used by AILB & KILB before the casualty was located near Croaghan Flat, there where 3 POB in a small Cabin Cruiser. The casualty was towed to Kinnego and all Lifeboats RTB […]

  • Callout 432

    Lurgan Police requested a Missing Peron search of Kinnego Marina including the small Lake behind the Lifeboat Station. At 11.00 hrs 5 crew began a search of the Lake by wading up and down in parallel sweeps. The Lake being quite small was searched by 12.30hrs, the crew then proceeded to assist the MCA Team […]

  • Callout 431

    A grey dinghy with 1 POB had left kinnego Marina at 16.00 and had not returned. Crews were paged at 20.35 and KILB and AILB were launched. KILB had started to search when a sighting of the dinghy was made by Kinnego Tango which was at the shore. The dinghy was seen entering Kinnego Bay […]