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Peel RNLI launched to assist two people stranded on a vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Peel RNLI’s lifeboat was launched this morning (Wednesday 6 June) to assist two men stranded on a vessel experiencing mechanical problems 14 miles west of Peel.

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Peel RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery was launched at 7.20am, in a slight to moderate sea to assist two people aboard a 10m day boat that had been on passage from Ardglass in County Down to Peel in the Isle of Man for the TT races.

Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew first checked that all onboard, who were wearing lifejackets, were safe and well. It was established at this time that an electrical fault had caused the mechanical problems. A towline was then established between the stranded vessel and the lifeboat and the boat was towed safely back to the island arriving at Peel Harbour at 11.35am.

Speaking following the call out, Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘As we continue to enjoy the TT festivities and welcome people to the island, we would remind everyone to always plan your trip, wear a lifejacket and carry a means of communication. Should you get into difficulty dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’

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For more information please contact Marc Vincent, Peel RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624210731, email marcstipi@hotmail.com or contact

Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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