Douglas RNLI lifeboat called out to fishing vessel with engine failure

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (5 March) at 7.23am when a fishing vessel reported an engine failure.

The Douglas all weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, under the command of volunteer coxswain Neal Corran made for the 9m fishing vessel which the two crew on board had reported to be approximately 12 miles south east of Douglas when the engine failed.

The fishing vessel was taken under tow back to Douglas and berthed at the Battery Pier where Douglas Coastguard were waiting to assist. The lifeboat then returned to station where it was re-housed and made ready again for service by 10.45am.