Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

False alarm for lifeboat

Fri, 08 Sep 2017


Ramsey lifeboat crew was called out after Belfast Coastguard received an emergency distress signal.

The team was dispatched Wednesday lunchtime in response to an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon transmitted along the east coast of the Isle of Man.

50 minutes after leaving the lifeboat was dispatched, the coastguard established that the distress signal had been set off by accident, allowing the lifeboat crew to return to the station.

The RNLI says EPIRB signals usually indicate a vessel is in serious distress, and stresses that it's important to regularly check that they are in working order.

Bookmark and Share

 

 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed