Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Causeway Coast Yacht Incident

Just received a report that a large yacht, the Lord Rank, has gone on the rocks near Kenbane Castle and that there is a UTV crew aboard. Casualties said to have been taken to Ballycastle but BBC reports no injuries. Carrick Rock was mentioned. Could that be Carrickmannon?

A helicopter passed over Bushmills just before 11.30pm heading towards Ballycastle and returned about 25 minutes later.

RNLI lifeboat crew evacuated three crew members from the stricken Lord Rank and three Downtown Radio passengers. The yacht slipped beneath the waves around 4am.