Douglas RNLI lifeboat called out when fishing vessel reported a fire onboard
Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (22 October) at 8.25pm when a fishing vessel reported a fire in its galley.
A radio conversation between the lifeboat's volunteer mechanic Peter Cowin and Belfast Coastguard overheard on the lifeboat station's VHF radio at 9.00pm confirmed that the casualty vessel had been located and was making its own way to Douglas. Having confirmed that no immediate assistance was required the lifeboat escorted the fishing vessel back to Douglas and a berth on the King Edward Pier.
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Caption for one attached photo: Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary escorts casualty vessel into Douglas Harbour.. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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