Peel RNLI lifeboat launched to assist cruiser.
Peel all weather lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched yesterday (15/08) at 2-45pm. to assist a local cruiser with engine problems 11.6 miles NW off Peel.
The cruiser was on passage from Bangor to its home port of Peel when it experienced fuel problems NW off Peel. The lifeboat under the command of coxswain Chris Kelly with his volunteer crew quickly found the cruiser and took it under tow arriving back in Peel at 5-45pm. The crew of the cruiser were safe and well.
Ruby Clery was refuelled and returned to service.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please Malcolm Kelly, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Peel on 01624 842731 or 07624490251. Alternatively, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager for the West on 01745 585162 or 07786 668829 or the RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.