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Peel lifeboat helps locate adrift fishing boat

 

The Peel lifeboat has taken part in a major Irish Sea search for a missing fishing boat from Scotland.

The alarm was raised on Friday night after an 18 foot fishing vessel broke down on passage from Port Logan near the Mull of Galloway to Kippford in south-west Soctland.

Two other lifeboats and a helicopter joined the search and the boat which had begun taking in water, was eventually located 10 miles north-west of Peel.

She was towed into Peel by the RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Ruby Cleary, both crewmen in the fishing boat were unharmed. 

 

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