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Two early morning call outs for Portrush RNLI in busy 24 hours

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Portrush RNLI has had a busy 24 hours, having had two early morning call outs on two consecutive days.

The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted 4.45am yesterday (Monday 14 March) to reports of a fishing vessel that had lost power two miles off the coast of Ballycastle.

However as the all-weather lifeboat approached Ballycastle the crew was stood down as another vessel had responded and assisted the vessel to get underway.

The crew was requested to launch once again went at 12.30am this morning (Tuesday 15 March) to reports of a 23 metre fishing vessel 12 miles North West of Portrush which had got nets caught around its propeller.

The weather was cold but calm and the Portrush lifeboat crew were joined by their lifeboat colleagues from Lough Swilly RNLI and their new Shannon class lifeboat, The Derek Bullivant.

The Portrush crew attached a towline to the fishing vessel and towed her into Greencastle Harbour under the guidance of Lough Swilly RNLI

The Portrush crew had last seen the Shannon when she and her crew made Portrush their last call when returning from Poole to Buncrana in April last year.
Both crews often work closely together so it was business as usual today for both crews.

Speaking following the call out, Robin Cardwell, Portrush RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said:

‘This was a tow for which both crews are trained and executed perfectly. The Portrush crew towed the vessel into Greencastle and aworked well with our flank station Lough Swilly who helped us into Harbour’.

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