Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched following report of upturned vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (29 September) at 3.02pm following the report of a possible upturned vessel off the Marine Drive.

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer crew searching along the Marine Drive

RNLI/Mike Howland

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer crew searching along the Marine Drive
A concerned member of the public had called the Coastguard to report what they believed to be an upturned vessel in the area off the Marine Drive.

In a slight sea with good visibility the RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched under the command of volunteer Coxswain Neal Corran to assist the Coastguards who were already on the Marine Drive.

The lifeboat crew conducted a shoreline search as far south as Little Ness then moving a little further out to sea continued their search back to the Toll Gate. With nothing being seen or found the lifeboat was stood down at 3.25pm by the Coastguard to return to station to be re-housed and made ready again for service.

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Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer crew searching along the Marine Drive. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Mike Howland, Douglas RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624496029, email mike.howland@manx.net 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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