Plymouth all-weather lifeboat tasked to vessel with engine room fire
Plymouth RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Sybil Mullen Glover and her volunteer crew were called out on Saturday 9 December
Falmouth Coastguard sent a launch request to Plymouth all-weather lifeboat on Saturday at 2.07pm to reports of a vessel in Plymouth Sound with a fire in the engine room. When the lifeboat and volunteer crew arrived on scene the fire had been extinguished. The vessel was then escorted back to its berth as a precaution. The lifeboat returned to the station ready for service.
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- Plymouth RNLI lifeboat has been operating since 1862. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/plymouth
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