Peel RNLI launches to assist yacht
Peel RNLI's lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched at 8.30pm on Saturday evening (11 May) to assist a 13.5m yacht in Peel bay.
The yacht which had been on the bay mooring throughout the day in fresh seas was in danger of parting its mooring rope and drifting onto Peel foreshore.
The alarm was raised by a fellow sailor on Peel breakwater through Belfast Coastguard who in turn requested the lifeboat.
The lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Frankie Horne put crew members Jonathon Corlett and Mike Faragher on board the yacht and they managed to raise the crew and assisted in successfully bringing the yacht alongside Peel breakwater under its own power accompanied by the lifeboat.
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.