Peel RNLI assist three people stranded on a broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Peel RNLI’s lifeboat was launched by Belfast Coastguard last night (Sunday 5th August) to assist three people stranded on a vessel, that had broken down, 4 miles North West of Peel.

Peel RNLI’s all-weather Mersey lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched at 10.30pm, in a slight to moderate sea to assist 3 people aboard an 18 metre cruiser that had experienced total electrical failure.

Once on scene Peel RNLI’s volunteer crew first checked that all on board were safe and well. A towline was then established between the stranded vessel and the Mersey lifeboat and was towed safely back to Peel Harbour and secured by 12.05am.

Speaking following the call out, Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘As we continue to enjoy the nice weather we would like to remind everyone of the importance of preparing fully before taking to sea. We would like to remind water users to always carry a means of calling for help and wearing appropriate floatation devices. Should something go wrong dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’

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For more information please contact Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624210731, email marcstipi@hotmail.com or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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