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Donaghadee RNLI rescues stricken vessel

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Donaghadee RNLI rescues stricken vessel
RNLI volunteers aboard Donaghadee’s All-Weather Lifeboat, Saxon, sped to the rescue of a stricken vessel as darkness fell on Friday evening (12/06/15). The 10-metre craft, with a crew of one, developed engine trouble on a passage to Westport in Co Mayo and was adrift in the busy sea lanes at the mouth of Belfast Lough. The Donaghadee lifeboat Saxon launched at the request of the Coastguard at 10.15pm and conducted a search in the gathering gloom one mile north of the Copeland Islands until the vessel was located. In light sea conditions a member of the RNLI crew boarded the vessel to assist with repairs and the Lifeboat then escorted it to the safety of Bangor Marina. Saxon was back on station and stood down shortly after midnight. Photo: RNLI/Donaghadee
Posted on June 15, 2015 Slideshow