Donaghadee Lifeboat

Alert proves to be false alarm

The lifeboat was launched at 6.25pm after a passing aircraft reported an emergency signal five miles west of the Copeland Islands. After a 40-minute search of the area the Saxon was stood down and the incident logged as a false alarm.

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Fishing Vessel Assisted

A FISHING vessel, which developed steering trouble in Belfast Lough, was towed to safety by Donaghadee’s All-Weather Lifeboat Saxon, assisted by Bangor’s inshore lifeboat.

The Saxon launched at 3.20pm after a request from Belfast Coastguard. At the scene, six miles Continue reading

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Saxon stands by during air alert

Donaghadee’s All-Weather Lifeboat Saxon was launched at 4.00pm after a request from Belfast Coastguard. An inbound passenger flight reported a potential problem on its approach to George Best City airport. The flight landed safely and the lifeboat Continue reading

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Jet-ski rescued from rocks

A member of the public reported a jet-ski in difficulty south of Millisle lagoon and the lifeboat responded to a request for assistance from the coastguard at 19.20hrs. At the scene, the smaller xp boat was deployed with two Continue reading

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