RNLI Douglas and Ramsey lifeboats called out to assist lone yachtsman

RNLI Douglas lifeboat was launched today (19 June) at 11.40am to assist RNLI Ramsey lifeboat which had taken a yacht with one person on board under tow earlier in the day.

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary was launched under the command of volunteer Emergency Coxswain Graeme Cushnie to rendezvous with the Ramsey lifeboat which had towed the yacht into the shelter of Maughold Head in Ramsey Bay.

The rendezvous was made at 12.40pm and Douglas volunteer crewman Tony Radcliffe was put aboard the casualty vessel to support the lone yachtsman for the return to the Douglas.

Arriving in Douglas harbour some 3 hours later after making the yacht secure on a berth at the Visitors’ Pontoon on the Battery Pier the lifeboat returned to station where it was re-housed and was ready again for service at 3.30pm.