Peel RNLI rescues two people from yacht that runs aground
A yacht that had run around was assisted this morning Monday 18 June by Peel RNLI volunteer crew.
Peel RNLI’s all-weather Mersey Lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched at 12.50am following reports of a yacht that had run aground on a beach close to Jurby on the Isle of Man.
On arrival at the scene Peel RNLI volunteer crew found a 10 metre yacht being bashed about by waves. Two people were on board. Both appeared to be unharmed and were wearing life jackets. Ramsey Coastguard were already on scene.
Peel RNLI’s volunteer crew attempted to get the Mersey lifeboat as close to the casualty vessel as possible but with only 3 feet of water the crew had to resort to using a pyrotechnic device to fire a line towards the vessel with a tow rope connected. Due to adverse weather conditions the first line was lost and a second had to be fired in order to pass a tow rope safely to the casualty vessel.
Eventually a tow line was established to the stern of the yacht and the Mersey lifeboat was able to pull the vessel clear of the surf.
Once both boats were in deeper water the tow line was transferred to the bow of the yacht and towed back to peel. Arriving safely in Peel marina at 4.20am.
Following the call out Peel RNLI Mechanic/Coxswain Paul Cain said: “Tonight’s call out demonstrates the level of commitment required by our volunteer crew to undertake the high level of training provided by the RNLI. As a crew, we attend weekly training nights and exercise twice a month in order to ready our self for all eventualities”.
Notes to editors
Photos show Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery towing the casualty vessel back to Peel last night. Credit RNLI/Peel lifeboat station.
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