Littlehampton RNLI called to assist broken down fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Following a mobile call to the UK Coastguard, Littlehampton RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Renée Sherman and volunteer crew launched at 1.45pm on Sunday 23 July.

Littlehampton RNLI's inshore lifeboat, Renée Sherman


Littlehampton RNLI's inshore lifeboat, Renée Sherman

The lifeboat headed out to the reported location, two miles east of the harbour entrance in fine weather conditions.

The casualty, with three men on board, was located half a mile off Goring beach. On arrival at the scene one of the fisherman said that they had been able to restart the engine and were able to return to their moorings.

The lifeboat crew shadowed the casualty back to Littlehampton Yacht Club, where it was safely secured. The lifeboat returned to the station at 2.45pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service.

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