THE Saxon was launched at 10.24pm in response to a request from the Coastguard. A jet ski with two passengers aboard was reported to be overdue arriving in Donaghadee on a pleasure trip from Millisle. The lifeboat was stood down Continue reading →
RNLI volunteers aboard Donaghadee’s All-Weather Lifeboat, Saxon, stood by to assist after a call for help from the crew of a yacht this afternoon. (June 17) The 10-metre craft, with a crew of two, reported that it had a fouled Continue reading →
A dinghy and one casualty were recovered from the water off the coast of Millisle today. The casualty was unharmed and the dinghy was towed to Donaghadee where it was pumped out and brought ashore by the lifeboat volunteers.
THE volunteer crew of Donaghadee’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution Lifeboat rescued two people and their dogs after the party got into difficulties during a family kayaking trip on Saturday afternoon. (July 4) Continue reading →
RNLI volunteers aboard Donaghadee’s All-Weather Lifeboat, Saxon, sped to the rescue of a stricken vessel as darkness fell on Friday evening. (June 12) 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. Continue reading →
THREE men in a 20-foot pleasure craft were rescued by the volunteers of Donaghadee RNLI on Easter Monday (April 6) after their boat experienced mechanical failure north of the Copeland Islands during a holiday fishing trip. Continue reading →
LIFEBOAT volunteers from Donagahadee RNLI battled huge seas and blizzards today to rescue a member of a working party who was injured on the Copeland Islands. The casualty suffered a minor hand injury when scaffolding collapsed at Mew Island lighthouse at the mouth of Belfast lough. The RNLI operations team described the weather conditions in the area as ‘atrocious’. Continue reading →
TWO Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboats and volunteer crews were involved in a rescue operation in the Irish Sea today. (January 21). The all-weather lifeboat at Donaghadee was launched at 6.00am after a distress call from a trawler which lost mechanical power east of Ballyhalbert. Continue reading →