Vessel-Reported-Adrift-off-Port-Glasgow

Byline: At 2336 hours on Sunday 1st September, 2013 Belfast Coastguard requested the assistance of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat.
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Police had received a 999 call from a member of the public in Port Glasgow who reported that there was a small cabin cruiser was adrift and in danger of running aground at Kelburn Park. Police found a quantity of equipment from a boat on the shoreline and detained a man.  
 

The Lifeboat was launched and, when it arrived on scene, there was no sign of the vessel.  The lifeboat crew conducted a thorough search of the area from Newark Castle up to Bowling with the Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team conducting a shore search. Although a number of illumination flares were fired during the search, there was no sign of the boat. With nothing found, at 0137 hours all resources involved in the search were asked to stand down. The Lifeboat was back on station and reported ready for service again at 0206 hours.  

A second man, who may have been on the vessel, was contacted and confirmed he was safely ashore.  Police are continuing their enquiries

Byline: At 2336 hours on Sunday 1st September, 2013 Belfast Coastguard requested the assistance of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat.
Page Content:

Police had received a 999 call from a member of the public in Port Glasgow who reported that there was a small cabin cruiser was adrift and in danger of running aground at Kelburn Park. Police found a quantity of equipment from a boat on the shoreline and detained a man.  
 

The Lifeboat was launched and, when it arrived on scene, there was no sign of the vessel.  The lifeboat crew conducted a thorough search of the area from Newark Castle up to Bowling with the Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team conducting a shore search. Although a number of illumination flares were fired during the search, there was no sign of the boat. With nothing found, at 0137 hours all resources involved in the search were asked to stand down. The Lifeboat was back on station and reported ready for service again at 0206 hours.  

A second man, who may have been on the vessel, was contacted and confirmed he was safely ashore.  Police are continuing their enquiries