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Stricken fishing boat towed in

Engine failure leads to lifeboat callout

Douglas lifeboat was called out yesterday morning to go to the aid of a fishing boat with a failed engine.

The nine-metre vessel had two people on board and had left Douglas earlier in the morning on a fishing trip.

They were some four miles east of Douglas when the engine overheated and failed, necessitating the call to the RNLI at about 10am.

With visibility hampered a little by the drizzle the fishing boat was first located on the lifeboat's radar, and was reached at about 10.45am.

The crew were okay, so the boat was towed back to Douglas to a berth on the Battery Pier where Castletown Coastguard were waiting to assist.

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