Donaghadee Lifeboat

Saxon goes to the aid of sinking catamaran

THE Donaghadee Lifeboat Saxon and volunteer crew went to the aid of a sinking catamaran at Ballyhalbert today. The vessel suffered a split hull and was in danger of capsizing when the Coastguard called for the assistance of the RNLI at 5.00pm. The Saxon was on scene within 20 minutes and stood by as the stricken craft, with one person on board, was towed ashore by another boat. Assistance was not required and the Lifeboat returned to station.