Donaghadee Lifeboat

Fishing boat calls for help

THE Saxon and crew were called out on bank holiday Monday to come to the rescue of a small fishing boat with one person aboard. The eight-metre vessel suffered engine failure and began dragging its anchor in choppy conditions near rocks at Burial Island, Ballyhalbert. The boat was towed to Portavogie for repairs by another vessel and the Lifeboat escorted the pair safely to harbour. The Saxon was back on station in Donaghadee and made ready for the next call by 4.00pm.