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Fishing boat towed to safety

Lifeboat launched after vessel suffers engine failure

Douglas lifeboat was called out yesterday (29 June) afternoon to go to the aid of a fishing boat with a failed engine.

The 8 metre vessel with four people on board had left Douglas earlier in the morning on a fishing trip.

They called the coastguard around 2pm after a fuel line blockage meant they couldn't re-start their engine.

The Sir William Hillary was launched and quickly located the boat around a mile off Port Grenaugh.

She was towed back to Douglas harbour where she berthed on the Battery Pier Visitors' Pontoon.



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