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Peel RNLI lifeboat launched after man overboard alarm activated

Lifeboats News Release

Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this morning (Sunday 8 May) at around 7.30am. The volunteer crew leapt into action following a call from Belfast coastguard that they had received an signal from a man overboard alarm.

Within minutes, the lifeboat with its volunteer crew was launched and alongside the local Peel lobster boat only to find that the alarm had been activated accidentally.

Having established there was no danger to the crew, the lifeboat Ruby Clery returned to station.
 
The “MOB Guardian” system was developed by the RNLI to give warning via satellite of crewmen in danger, should they fall overboard. 

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For more information please Malcolm Kelly, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Peel on 01624 842731 or 07624490251. Alternatively, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager for the West on 01745 585162 or 07786 668829 or the RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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