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Manx lifeboats take part in training exercise

Tue, 06 Aug 2013

Manx lifeboats took part in a major maritime exercise off the coast of Northern Ireland on Saturday. .

Three rescue vessels from Peel, Port St Mary and Port Erin and three from Northern Ireland were tasked with responding to a pretend rescue mission.

They had to deal with the scenario of a rapidly sinking small passenger vessel with 30 people onboard.

It was designed to test how the different RNLI divisions could work together in terms of search and rescue techniques involving multiple lifeboats over a large scale area.

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