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Carrybridge RNLI Assist Boat with one person on board Which Had Run Aground

29th October 2018
Carrybridge RNLI attend at the grounding scene Carrybridge RNLI attend at the grounding scene

At 5.27pm on Sunday 28 October, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a vessel with one person on board which had run aground approximately 1 mile West of Kilmore Quay.

Winds were South Easterly, Force 1. Visibility was good with a clear sky.

The lifeboat and RWC arrived with the casualty vessel and found all to be safe and well after their initial inspection, with no water ingress being observed.

The volunteer crew successfully refloated the vessel and towed it to deeper water, where it was then checked for any water ingress and none was located. The propulsion and steering were tested by the owner and was found to be working fine.

The lifeboat and RWC escorted the vessel back to Knockninny Marina leaving one crew member on board due to the failing light. Once it was secured the crew departed and made their way back to the station arriving at 7.15pm.

Speaking following the call out, Chris Cathcart, Helm at Carrybridge RNLI said: ‘We would remind all boat users before going afloat to plan your passage and to follow the navigation channels. In the event of an emergency, the number to dial is: 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’’

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