Weymouth Lifeboat launched on the Queen's birthday

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth's RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched Saturday 11 June.

The lifeboat was called to the assistance of a local angling boat which had broken down close to the shipping lanes 30 miles South of Portland Bill.

It is understood that the vessel had a coolant problem which led to engine failure.

The lifeboat launched at around 1.00pm and arrived on scene at 2.30pm. The volunteer crew then established a tow and the lifeboat brought the angling boat and its two man crew back to Weymouth Harbour, arriving at the pier heads at 5.15pm.

Ken Francis 01305 785817
Weymouth Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

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