Ramsey RNLI launch to assist day boat
Ramsey RNLI was launched at 9.24am today (Sunday 25 August 2019) at the request of Belfast Coastguard to go the aid of the vessel which had gearbox failure 1 mile due east of Ramsey Harbour.
The volunteer lifeboat crew of the all-weather RNLB Anne and James Ritchie, under the command of Coxswain Jason Colley, arrived on scene at 9.29am and established a tow at 9.31am in a southerly gentle to moderate breeze.
The eight metre day boat and its crew of two were left in the care of Ramsey Coastguard in Ramsey Harbour at 9.46am.
The lifeboat returned to the beach at 9.59am where it was recovered, washed down, rehoused and made ready for service.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.