Newcastle RNLI assists yacht with engine problems near Ardglass Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Yesterday (Sunday 9 September 2018) while Newcastle RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat crew was finishing responding to a separate incident, they were requested by Belfast Coastguard to another sailing boat with engine failure one mile south of Ardglass.

Newcastle RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was quickly on scene and after discussion with the skipper, the yacht was taken undertow to Ardglass marina. On arrival at the marina and with assistance of a small local boat to enter the tight turn into the marina, the yacht was safely tied up alongside and handed into care of the Newcastle Coastguard team.


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