Early morning call out for RNLI Douglas lifeboat crew
RNLI Douglas lifeboat volunteer crew members were paged at 2.41am today(29 March) to go to the aid of a yacht becalmed off Douglas.
The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Graeme Cushnie to tow the casualty vessel back to the Liner Berth between the Victoria and Edward Piers in Douglas Harbour where the Coastguard were waiting to assist.
The lifeboat then returned to station where it was re-housed and made ready again for service by 3.45am
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Caption for one attached photo: "Douglas RNLI lifeboat returning to harbour with casualty vessel". Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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