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Hoylake lifeboat assists 24m vessel with machinery failure

Tasked at 10:00 to a 24m, 200 ton beam trawler, 38 miles NW from station with machinery failure. Lifeboat proceeded to casualty, arriving on scene at 11:44. Tow was secured and a course was made for Liverpool. After 10 miles, the casualty vessel arranged a tow to Whitehaven. The lifeboat proceeded north to rendezvous with another beam trawler, who took over the tow and headed off towards Whitehaven.

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