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Larne RNLI rescue four people from yacht in difficulty off Antrim coast

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Larne RNLI rescue four people from yacht in difficulty off Antrim coast
On Thursday, July 7th 2016 Larne RNLI came to the aid of four people after their 16m yacht got into difficulty off the County Antrim coast. The volunteer crew was requested by Belfast Coastguard to launch both their all-weather and inshore lifeboats after it was reported that a large yacht had sustained engine failure a mile north east of Muck Island. Arriving on scene, the lifeboat crew observed that one of the four people onboard was suffering from sea sickness. Crew members from the inshore lifeboat went aboard to provide casualty care to the seasick individual while the all-weather lifeboat crew started to prepare the yacht for towing. Once a towline was established, the all-weather lifeboat began the passage to Carrick Marina. Due to the large size of the vessel, Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was used to assist with manoeuvring the yacht in the confines of the marina. Photo: RNLI/Larne
Posted on July 9, 2016 Slideshow