Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Islay lifeboat Tow Portrush Crew To Safety

1 Mins read

The Islay lifeboat Helmut Schroder II of Dunlossit with relief coxswain Mark Criddle and a crew of four, were paged by Belfast Coastguard at 4.31pm on Wednesday 29 March to go to the aid of an Atlantic rowing boat.

The crew of five rowers raising money for the RNLI had been overcome with fatigue and sea sickness and had problems with their small electric engine while rowing from Portrush in Northern Ireland to Bowmore on Islay.

The lifeboat took them in tow from the south west of the Mull of Oa and towed them to the safety of Port Ellen.

Mark Criddle, who is from Torbay, said that the crew and lifeboat performed very well in favourable conditions.

Digital Editorial Team
12641 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Charity car competition completes for Air Ambulance NI, and Golf R has a new owner

1 Mins read
The Osborne family from Ballymoney led the charge in a car competition in aid of the charity that is closest to their…
Local News

Mayor makes centenary presentation to Ballymoney branch of Soroptimist International

1 Mins read
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has presented the Ballymoney and District Club of Soroptimist International with a special…
Local News

Coleraine pocket park to be returned to owner and original condition

1 Mins read
A pocket park on Bridge Street, Coleraine is to be returned to the property owner as per licence agreement. The Gap Site…

1 Comment

  • Avatar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *