Lifeboat rescues stricken yacht

The lifeboat tows the yacht into Douglas harbour

The lifeboat tows the yacht into Douglas harbour

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Douglas’s lifeboat was called out last night (Saturday) go to go the rescue of a stricken yacht.

The RNLI Sir William Hillary was launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Neal Corran to go to the aid of the vessel, which had left Fleetwood earlier in the day and had suffered engine failure about 12 miles off Douglas.

The 10m yacht had three people on board. It had been motor sailing and when the its engine failed was no longer able to make headway.

The yacht was taken under tow by the lifeboat and brought into Douglas to the visitors’ berth on the Battery Pier where they were met by the Douglas Coastguard.

Our photo shows Douglas RNLI lifeboat Sir William Hillary towing the yacht into Douglas harbour.

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