RNLI Douglas lifeboat called out to assist motor cruiser
RNLI Douglas lifeboat was launched today (4 June) at 10.57pm to go to the aid of a broken down motor cruiser.
The 10m motor cruiser with two people on board had suffered engine failure just off Onchan Head from where it was taken under tow by the lifeboat to a berth on the King Edward Pier in Douglas.
Leaving the casualty vessel and its crew with Douglas Coastguard the lifeboat returned to station where the lifeboat was re-housed and was ready again for service at 11.45pm.
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Caption for one attached photo: Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary returning to Douglas with casualty vessel.
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