Douglas RNLI lifeboat called out for second time on the same day

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched again today (4 June) at 4.41pm when a RIB's battery failed rendering the boat immobile.

Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to Douglas with RIB

RNLI/Michael Howland

Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to Douglas with RIB
The RIB with just one person on board had set sail earlier in the day from the Fort Anne slipway in Douglas only to have the battery fail when in Laxey Bay.

The Douglas all weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, under the command of volunteer coxswain Graeme Cushnie was quickly on the scene. The sole occupant of the RIB was transferred to the lifeboat and volunteer crewman Andy Morris put aboard the RIB to manage the tow back to Douglas.

The RIB was towed back to Douglas and the Fort Anne slipway where the RIB occupant with assistance from crewman Morris was able to recover the RIB onto its trailer to be taken away for repair.

Notes to editors
Caption for one attached photo: Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to Douglas with RIB. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

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