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Lifeboats launched after fishing vessel reports engine fire

Photo from Douglas RNLI Facebook page

Douglas and Ramsey crews tow boat to safety

Two of the Island's lifeboat crews launched this morning after a fishing vessel reported an engine fire.

Venture Again got into difficulty off Maughold Head earlier.

Ramsey lifeboat was the first to reach the vessel, but was unable to tow it back to the harbour due to the low tide, so started to tow the boat towards Douglas.

Douglas lifeboat was launched to meet the Ramsey crew and take over the tow, bringing the vessel into Douglas just after 10am.

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