Ramsey RNLI rescue broken down day vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsey RNLI was launched yesterday at 18:28, Thursday 7 June, to render assistance to an eighteen-foot day vessel with three people on board.

Douglas (Isle of Man) Coastguard

Ramsey RNLI tows vessel into Douglas Harbour

The small boat had broken down approximately 4 miles east of Maughold Head with a seized engine. None of the occupants were hurt.

In fair weather conditions and a slight sea, relief lifeboat 12-21 Margaret Jean with deputy coxswain Jason Colley at the helm established radio contact with the stricken vessel and were alongside at 19:04. A tow was safely established. Because of tidal conditions in Ramsey Harbour it was decided to tow the vessel to Douglas. The casualty vessel was safely moored on the visitors’ pontoon in Douglas Harbour at 20:50.

Ramsey RNLI returned to Ramsey. The lifeboat was recovered to the boathouse, and made ready for service again and the volunteer crew were stood down at 10:30.

This was the third rescue so far this week and the fourth for the TT period for Ramsey RNLI and her volunteer crew.

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