Peel RNLI flag day interrupted by a shout

Lifeboats News Release

Just as Peel RNLI volunteer crew were welcoming supporters to the station Flag Day yesterday afternoon (9 June) the crew received a call from Belfast coastguard that a yacht was in difficulty almost 16 miles West of Peel.

The lifeboat under the command of coxswain Frankie Horne left Peel and quickly located the yacht “Sea Time” which had been on passage from Ardglass to Peel and had fuel problems along with its location in misty conditions.
The Peel crew quickly took the yacht in tow and arrived back in Peel at 5pm with the one occupant being none the worse for the experience.

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