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Lifeboat called out to assist Douglas bound yacht

Wed, 28 May 2014


The RNLI all weather lifeboat was called into action yesterday to aid a yacht which had lost all power.

The Sir William Hillary boat was despatched to the help a vessell that had left Barrow earlier in the day bound for Douglas.

It lost its power just as it was entering Douglas Bay.

The yacht was brought into Douglas to a berth, there were no injuries to the two people on board.

After returning to the station the lifeboat was re-housed, washed down, re-fuelled and ready again for service by 11.23pm.

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