Teddington lifeboat called to a vessel with a snagged anchor, damaged port drive and possibility of taking on water
Lifeboat was called to a 32ft vessel with a snagged anchor at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham with 2 persons on board. The boat had damaged the port side drive leg and the occupants were unable to tell if they were taking on water. Lifeboat freed anchor at the 2nd attempt and then followed the boat back to its mooring. Owner plans for boat to be taken out of the water for checks.
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