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Both Port St Mary RNLI lifeboats called out to separate incidents

Lifeboats News Release

The Port St Mary RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out at 1.09pm on Monday (18 July) to come to the aid of a dory, while the all-weather RNLI relief lifeboat was called out at 4.37pm to rescue a 30ft motor yacht.

The dory with a crew of three had suffered engine failure about 60 yards behind the breakwater and was towed into the bay by the fishing charter catamaran Gemini where the lifeboat Spirit of Leicester escorted it into the harbour.

The motor yacht Midnight Runner which was single-handed had suffered impeller failure about 15 miles south south-east of the port an was successfully towed in by the the relief lifeboat Windsor Runner, arriving back safely at 7.15 pm

Notes to editors:

The attached picture shows Port St Mary RNLI's all-weather lifeboat with the 30ft motor yacht. Credit RNLI/Port St Mary

Media contacts:

For more information contact David Kneen, Port St Mary RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer and Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07624 429722 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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