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Port St Mary RNLI lifeboat aids two boats in 15 minutes

Lifeboats News Release

Port St Mary RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 11.30 this morning (Tuesday 29 August) to assist a vessel which had suffered engine failure.

Escorting Shona

RNLI/Dave Kneen

Shona

The lifeboat The Gough Ritchie 2 with its volunteer crew were called to help the 10m vessel Shona which was having fuel problems near the Sugar Loaf rock close to the Chasms about a mile from port.

The crew of the Shona, which had six passengers on board, were able to restart the vessel and make its own way back to Port St Mary, escorted by the lifeboat.

As the lifeboat was nearing port they noticed that a six metre Trophy class motor boat was also having engine trouble. They quickly went alongside this boat and brought it safely back to it's mooring .

Media contacts:

For more information contact David Kneen, Port St Mary RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer and Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07624 429722 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

Escorting Shona

RNLI/Dave Kneen

Shona
Back on mooring

RNLI/Dave Kneen

Trophy class

RNLI/Dave Kneen

Helping back to mooring

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