Ramsey RNLI and Donaghadee RNLI assist broken down day angling boat

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsey RNLI all-weather lifeboat, Ann & James Ritchie, launched at 12:10 today, Wednesday 23 May, to render assistance to a day angling vessel with three people on board.

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Ramsey RNLI with casualty vessel safely in tow

The 21 foot vessel had broken down 7 miles south-west of Burrow Head. In fair weather conditions and a slight sea, Ramsey lifeboat with acting coxswain Ali Clague at the helm located the stricken vessel at 13:20. A tow was safely established.

Belfast Coastguard advised that Ramsey RNLI should tow the vessel towards Donaghadee and tasked Donaghadee’s all-weather lifeboat, Saxon, to rendezvous with Ramsey lifeboat. The two lifeboats met approximately one mile to the west of Mull of Galloway lighthouse at 15:25. Ramsey RNLI passed the tow to Donaghadee RNLI.

Donaghadee RNLI turned round and towed the casualty vessel towards Donaghadee. Ramsey RNLI were stood down and arrived in Ramsey at 17:15

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