RNLI Douglas lifeboat launched to assist small fishing boat with engine failure

RNLI Douglas lifeboat volunteer crew members were paged at 12.31pm today (3 July) when a small boat’s engine failed.

The 5m fishing boat with two people on board had called for assistance when the boat’s engine failed while they were just off Port Soderick.

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary launched under the command of volunteer Emergency Coxswain Graeme Cushnie and found the casualty vessel at the southern end of Port Soderick Bay.

The vessel was taken under tow back to Douglas and berthed at the Visitors’ Pontoon on the Battery Pier where they were met by Douglas Coastguard. The lifeboat then returned to station where it was re-housed and made ready again for service by 1.45pm