Ruby Clery in fishing boat rescue

Ruby Clery

Ruby Clery

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Peel’s lifeboat, the ‘Ruby Clery’ was involved in a major Irish Sea search on Friday.

The lifeboat was launched at 9pm to assist in the search of a missing fishing boat.

The launch was to search for an 18-foot day fishing boat which had broken down on passage from Port Logan, near the Mull of Galloway, to Kippford, where it was

going for a refit.

Two people were on board. Port Patrick and Kirkudbright lifeboat were out along with the MCA boat from Port William and a helicopter.

The boat was eventually located 10 miles North West of Peel and towed her into Peel by the Peel lifeboat at around 1am.

Both crewmen were well but the tow was slow as the stern gland was letting in water as the propeller turned when towed.

Crew member Shaun Cannan went onboard the fishing boat to assist. Coxswain John Hunter was in command assisted by the rest of the volunteer crew.

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