Dungeness lifeboat tasked to yacht taking in water from broken porthole
On Thursday 19 May at 6.41pm the Dungeness RNLI lfeboat was paged by Dover Coastguard to go to the assistance of a 16 metre yacht, 4 miles north of the station, on passage from Ramsgate to Eastbourne with two adults and two children on board
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