A 31ft yacht, with three people aboard, had reported an engine fire east off Burr Point near Ballyhalbert. On the way lifeboat crew encountered treacherous seas, waves of five metres, making for an uncomfortable passage.
Once on scene the crew of the yacht confirmed they heard automatic fire extinguishers firing in the engine room. The lifeboat approached, secured a towline and set course for the difficult passage back to Donaghadee. The stricken yacht was brought alongside and berthed in the harbour where two appliances from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services attended as a precaution.
Video credit RNLI.