Port St Mary RNLI go to the aid of yacht adrift

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Port St Mary launches to yacht adrift

RNLI/Sarah Keggan

Port St Mary launches to yacht adrift

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.


RNLI/Sarah Keggan

Port St. Mary RNLI launch to yacht

RNLI/Sarah Keggan

Port St. Mary

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