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Peel Lifeboat in Early Morning Call

Lifeboats News Release

At 6:30am this morning (Thursday 20th October) Peel RNLI lifeboat Ruby Clery and her volunteer crew was launched to assist a yacht with engine trouble 23 mile North West off Peel.

The yacht Popinjay 4 was on passage from Girvan to Peel when it encountered engine problems and called for assistance. Ruby Clery under the command of Frankie Horne found the yacht after it had discharged a flare to indicate its position. The yacht was taken under tow and arrived back in Peel at about 11am. The one person on board was unharmed.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please Malcolm Kelly, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Peel on 01624 842731 or 07624490251. Alternatively, please contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Relations Manager for the West on 01745 585162 or 07771 941390 or the RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

 

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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