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New data reveals 42 launches last year for Manx lifeboats

Fri, 24 Mar 2023

Credit: Nick Shimmin Emaiom Photography
Credit: Nick Shimmin Emaiom Photography

New figures show lifeboats on the Isle of Man were launched 42 times in 2022, with the volunteer crews saving two lives.

The charity is now putting out its own Mayday call as it faces yet another busy summer. With high numbers of visitors expected as people continue to choose to holiday closer to home, more funds are needed to ensure the lifesaving service is able to keep everyone safe.

Port St Mary was the busiest station on the island launching 12 times. Whilst volunteer crews from Douglas and Peel both launched 10 times in 2022, over half of those launches were in darkness. Ramsey launched eight times and Port Erin lifeboat launched twice. In comparison, across the island, lifeboats launched 48 times in 2021.

With demand for its lifesaving services at a high, the charity is putting out its own ‘Mayday’ call, urging the public to take part in the Mayday Mile – taking on the challenge of covering a mile a day for the month of May. All money raised will help to provide the vital training and equipment that is needed to keep its lifesavers safe, while they risk their own lives to save others.

Whether you choose to walk, jog, hop or skip, the Mayday Mile challenges you to cover one mile in any way you like every day in May, whilst raising vital funds for RNLI lifesavers so that they can continue to keep people safe at sea.

To sign up for the Mayday Mile, or to make a donation in support of the RNLI’s lifesavers, visit RNLI.org/supportMayday




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