Dungeness lifeboat tasked to stricken yacht becalmed, suffering engine failure
On the evening of Saturday 21 May at 11.40pm, Dover Coastguard paged the lifeboat to go to the aid of a 30' yacht, becalmed and suffering from engine failure with five perons on board, one mile southwest of the Dungeness Point.
Once on scene, Coxswain Stuart Adams in charge of the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ and her volunteer crew, assessed the situation and a tow to Dover was undertaken by the lifeboat. Once the casualty was safely berthed in Dover, the RNLI lifeboat returned to station.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.