Port St Mary RNLI lifeboat called out to stricken launch
HM Coastguard received a call from a 20 foot launch which had suffered engine failure at the Chasms area.
The volunteer crew of the RNLI lifeboat Gough Ritchie 2 was launched at 2.10pm today (Tuesday 5th) .
They quickly made contact with the vessel which had three people on board. They then towed the casualty back to port arriving back at 3.30pm.
For further information, please contact Port St Mary Lifeboat Press Officer David Kneen on 07624 429722.
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.