Peel RNLI launched following reports of a person stranded on vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Peel RNLI’s lifeboat was launched today (Sunday 27th May) following reports of a man stranded on a vessel experiencing mechanical problems

Isle of Man Coastguard had been alerted by the man onboard who had identified his position one mile West of Dalby. Peel RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched at 1.55pm, in a slight to moderate sea, to assist the person who had been heading towards Peel.

Arriving at the location, the volunteer crew was initially unable to locate the vessel and so conducted a thorough search of the coast line. Remaining in contact with the Coast Guard, Peel’s volunteer crew were eventually made aware that the casualty vessel, which had been identified as a rigid inflatable boat and not a jet ski, as first thought, had rectified its mechanical problems and arrived safely in Peel harbour.

The inshore lifeboat Ruby Clery’s was stood down and arrived back in Peel at 2.55pm.

Speaking following the call out, Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘As we continue to enjoy the Bank Holiday, we would remind everyone to respect the water. Always plan your trip, wear a lifejacket and carry a means of communication. Should you get into difficulty 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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