Peel Lifeboat in Early Morning Call
At 6:30am this morning (Thursday 20th October) Peel RNLI lifeboat Ruby Clery and her volunteer crew was launched to assist a yacht with engine trouble 23 mile North West off Peel.
The yacht Popinjay 4 was on passage from Girvan to Peel when it encountered engine problems and called for assistance. Ruby Clery under the command of Frankie Horne found the yacht after it had discharged a flare to indicate its position. The yacht was taken under tow and arrived back in Peel at about 11am. The one person on board was unharmed.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please Malcolm Kelly, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Peel on 01624 842731 or 07624490251. Alternatively, please contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Relations Manager for the West on 01745 585162 or 07771 941390 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.