Donaghadee Lifeboat

Saxon responds to alert over drifting boat

DONAGHADEE’S RNLI lifeboat crew launched the All Weather Lifeboat Saxon on Friday evening after reports from members of the public of a 4/5m boat adrift near ‘The Perch’ on the Warren Road. Once on scene, another local boat was attempting to recovery. The Saxon’s crew liaised with the local boat. With the drifting vessel ashore, fading light and a strong ebb tide running it was deemed there was no risk to life. The decision was made to stand down and return to station. Coxswain Philip McNamara said: “A drifting boat, no matter how small, can be a hazard to shipping. We would ask all boat owners to respect the water and ensure all craft are properly secured.”