Peel RNLI lifeboat launched after man overboard alarm activated
Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this morning (Sunday 8 May) at around 7.30am. The volunteer crew leapt into action following a call from Belfast coastguard that they had received an signal from a man overboard alarm.
Within minutes, the lifeboat with its volunteer crew was launched and alongside the local Peel lobster boat only to find that the alarm had been activated accidentally.
Having established there was no danger to the crew, the lifeboat Ruby Clery returned to station.
The “MOB Guardian” system was developed by the RNLI to give warning via satellite of crewmen in danger, should they fall overboard.
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.