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Byline: On Saturday 27th September, 2014 Belfast Coastguard received a call from the wife of a man who was stranded on his yacht which was on a mooring in Portkill Bay.
Page Content: Apparently the vessel had broken free from its mooring earlier and had drifted onto the shore. The owner had managed to get it refloated and back onto a mooring however then had no means of getting ashore.  His wife, who was on the beach, was concerned that he might attempt to swim ashore.  The lifeboat launched at 0212 hours and transferred the man from his yacht to Kilcreggan pier.  The lifeboat returned to station and reported ready for service again at 0309 hours.
Byline: On Saturday 27th September, 2014 Belfast Coastguard received a call from the wife of a man who was stranded on his yacht which was on a mooring in Portkill Bay.
Page Content: Apparently the vessel had broken free from its mooring earlier and had drifted onto the shore. The owner had managed to get it refloated and back onto a mooring however then had no means of getting ashore.  His wife, who was on the beach, was concerned that he might attempt to swim ashore.  The lifeboat launched at 0212 hours and transferred the man from his yacht to Kilcreggan pier.  The lifeboat returned to station and reported ready for service again at 0309 hours.