Port St Mary RNLI go to the aid of yacht adrift
At 10:18pm on Thursday 4th July, Port St Mary RNLI were paged by Belfast Coastguard, to go to the aid of a yacht adrift in calm conditions 1 mile south east of the Chicken Rock lighthouse.
The all weather lifeboat Gough Ritchie 2, under the command of Coxswain Mark Pendlebury, launched immediately and made its way to the casualty under clear conditions.
Having assessed that the one person on board was safe and well, a tow was established between Port St Mary and the casualty, which was then safely towed back to Port St Mary Harbour.
The Gough Ritchie 2 was back on station and ready for service at 12:15am.
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.