Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, volunteer crew had launched RNLI Bangor Lifeboat and quickly located the crab fishing boat close to shore near Ballymacormick Point which is 1 ½ nautical miles north east of Bangor Harbour.
Calm weather conditions had allowed the skipper of the fishing vessel to make emergency repairs to the gearbox.
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat escorted the fishing vessel to the safety of Bangor Harbour and assisted the skipper with docking manoeuvres.
This is the first rescue call for RNLI Bangor Lifeboat in 2011.
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