Yacht calls Port Erin RNLI lifeboat for assistance whilst on exercise
Port Erin Lifeboat volunteer crew launched the inshore Atlantic 85, Muriel and Leslie, for a routine training exercise on Tuesday, 24 August, in a north-north easterly calm, dark evening.
Helmsman Tony Mitchell manoeuvred the lifeboat in front of the yacht. While doing a safe speed, navigated past Kitterland and Thousla Rock into open water towards Port St Mary. The vessel then thanked the lifeboat volunteers and proceeded to make its way to its destination.
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 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.