Douglas RNLI called out to report of pleasure craft in difficulty

Douglas RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched today (15 June) at 7.20pm at the request of the Coastguard.

A report had been received by the Coastguard of a small pleasure craft experiencing engine problems in the vicinity of Port Soderick.

The all-weather lifeboat, Marine Engineer, under the command of coxswain Graeme Cushnie was on its way to Port Soderick when just off the Marine Drive Toll Gate they met a small pleasure craft heading towards Douglas. Making contact with the three people on board the small craft it was found that it was casualty vessel the lifeboat had been called out to assist.

It transpired that there had been an issue with the fuel supply on the pleasure craft which the people on board had resolved. With the engine started they had headed back to Douglas. Having established that the three people on board were not in need of immediate assistance the lifeboat escorted the pleasure craft as it continued its journey into Douglas harbour.

With the pleasure craft safely berthed in the harbour the lifeboat was recovered to the boathouse where it was washed down, re-fuelled and made ready again for service by 8pm.