Carrybridge RNLI assist one person on a broken down vessel
At 5.53pm on Friday 24 January, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards was launched to a vessel with one person on board which had developed engine difficulties approx. 1 mile South of Share Discovery Village.
Winds were Southerly, Force 2. Visibility was poor with overcast conditions.
The lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel which had drifted close to an island. The volunteer crew checked the wellbeing of the passenger on the casualty boat and found they were ok.
With the owner’s permission a tow was established with the casualty vessel and the boat was then towed back to Derryadd public jetty.
Speaking following the call out, Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI advised all boat users: ‘‘At this time of year when there isn’t much boat movement on the water it is especially important before setting out to plan your journey, have the relevant charts required, lifejackets for all on board and a means of calling for assistance if you find yourself in trouble. If you see someone in trouble on the water or are in difficulties yourself the number to dial is: 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’’
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 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.