Peel RNLI comes to the assistance of two onboard rigid inflatable boat
At 3.30pm on Sunday (19 May) Peel RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch to assist a small rigid inflatable boat with two people onboard.
The boat had encountered engine failure and skipper carried out all necessary procedures.
The Ruby Clery with her volunteer crew and under the command of Coxswain Jon Corlett soon found the vessel about 1.5 miles east of Peel off Whitestrand.
A tow was established and the RIB was soon returned safely to Peel Harbour. Both occupants were safe and well.
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.