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Long tow for Peel lifeboat
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Lifeboats News Release
Author: Malcolm Kelly
Peel RNLI lifeboat with its volunteer crew had a long tow after the rescue of a pleasure craft last Sunday (17 June) 22 miles West of Peel.
The 34 foot Nelson type craft suffered an engine room fire 22 miles West of Peel which rendered it dead in the water. Peel RNLI lifeboat under the command of coxswain John Hunter was launched at 7:25am and after a difficult search found the vessel with a tanker standing by. The pleasure craft was on passage from Strangford to Holyhead with one person on board. The Peel crew on board relief lifeboat Bingo Lifeline took the vessel in tow and in moderate seas began a 22 mile tow back to Peel, arriving at 11:40am.
Bingo Lifeline is currently in Peel on station whilst Ruby Clery is in Holyhead for a refit.
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Picture by Allen Corlett shows relief lifeboat Bingo Lifeline with the craft in tow approaching Peel
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For more information contact Malcolm Kelly, Peel Lifeboat Press Officer on 01624 842731.
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