Ramsey and Douglas RNLI launched to aid fishing vessel with engine room fire
Ramsey RNLI's all-weather-lifeboat, Ann & James Ritchie, launched early on Monday morning (11 February) to go to the assistance of a fishing vessel with an engine room fire.
Ramsey RNLI's lifeboat arrived on scene at around 7.55am. Having first established that no injuries had been sustained, a tow was safely established. Ramsey RNLI's lifeboat then proceeded towards Douglas Harbour with the vessel in tow.
Meanwhile, Douglas RNLI's all-weather-lifeboat, Marine Engineer, launched at 7.50am and headed to meet Ramsey's lifeboat. The lifeboats rendezvoused at 8.30am and the tow was passed from Ramsey to Douglas lifeboat. Douglas lifeboat then successfully continued the tow to Douglas Harbour whilst Ramsey lifeboat turned around and returned to Ramsey.
Douglas RNLI lifeboat with the stricken vessel in tow – credit Mike Howland, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Douglas.
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