Isle of Man News last updated 27 July 2016 15:50:21

Early morning call for RNLI Douglas lifeboat crew volunteers

POSTED today at 11:35 am

RNLI Douglas lifeboat volunteer crew members were paged at 6.35am today (27th July) when a local fishing boat got into difficulty in Douglas Bay. The fishing boat with three people on board had called for assistance when the boat's propeller fouled a rope rendering the boat immobile. The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary launched under the command of volunteer Coxswain Neal Corran to tow the casualty vessel back to its berth in Douglas Harbour. The lifeboat then returned to station where it was re-housed and made ready again for service by 7.30am.Photo - Douglas RNLI lifeboat returning to harbour with casualty vessel. Courtesy of RNLI/Michael Howland.

Winners of 2016 Energy Awards

POSTED today at 11:30 am

The winners of the 2016 Energy Awards were announced this week with strong entries from a number of private sector companies and the public sector.The awards recognise the achievements of local private and public sector organisations in making improvements to their energy efficiency and reducing their energy consumption and associated costs. Geoffrey Boot MHK, Political Member at the Department of Economic Development with responsibility for Energy commented:‘It gives me great pleasure to congratulate 2016’s winners. This year’s particularly strong entries demonstrate Isle of Man industry’s commitment to lowering their impact on the environment and reducing their energy consumption. The support of the private sector in delivering the...

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