Peel RNLI lifeboat launched to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched yesterday (28 July) at 4.15pm to assist a yacht in difficulties five and a half miles north of the station.

The lifeboat, with coxswain Frankie Horne at the helm and the rest of the volunteer crew, made good time in fine weather and found the yacht Bystrze with eight persons on board drifting with engine failure.

The yacht was taken in tow and returned to the inner harbour in Peel. The yacht was on passage from Carrick Fergus to Peel when it encountered difficulties.

The Ruby Clery was refuelled and back on station by 7.30pm.

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For more information please Malcolm Kelly, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Peel on 01624 842731 or 07624490251. Alternatively, please contact Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer for the West on 01745 585162 or 07748 265496 or the RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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