Peel RNLI lifeboat tasked to Mayday call
Following a Mayday call to Belfast Coastguard Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Ruby Clery” was launched last night (Tues 31st.May) at 9pm. to assist a yacht with engine problems.
The yacht Skua on passage to Peel was about two to three miles North West of Peel.
On arrival at the yacht the engine was restarted by the owner and assistance was not needed. Peel lifeboat and its volunteer crew accompanied the vessel safely into Peel.
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, in a normal year, 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.