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Lifeboat launched to assist yacht

Pic courtesy Mike Howland, RNLI

Vessel suffered engine failure

Douglas lifeboat was called out last night to go to the aid of a yacht which had suffered engine failure.

The alarm was raised by the sole crew member just after 8pm when the vessel, en-route from Whitehaven to the Island, was around 4 miles out from Douglas, off Clay Head.

The Sir William Hillary was launched, quickly located the yacht and took her under tow.

She was safely brought into a berth on Battery Pier where Douglas Coastguard were waiting to help.

The yachtsman was said to be none the worse for his ordeal.

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