Douglas RNLI called out to day boat with failed engine
Douglas RNLI volunteer crew were paged today (8 June) at 4.18pm to go to the aid of a day boat with failed engine.
In a flat calm sea Coxswain Neal Corran took the all-weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, out of Douglas harbour and headed south for the last reported position of the casualty vessel.
With excellent visibility the day boat and is occupants were quickly located and having ensured that all on board were well and required no immediate attention the lifeboat took the day boat under tow.
The casualty vessel was towed back to Douglas harbour to a berth on the Battery Pier Visitors' Pontoon where Douglas Coastguard were waiting to assist.
Leaving the five occupants of the day boat in the care of the Coastguard the lifeboat returned to its berth to be made ready again for service.
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Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary with casualty vessel entering Douglas harbour. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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