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Southend RNLI lifeboat crews assist three people on broken down motor cruiser.

Lifeboats News Release

Southend on Sea’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched the Atlantic 85 lifeboat from the pierhead boathouse at 11.45am on Thursday 27 July after reports from the UK Coastguard of a 27ft motor cruiser with engine failure at Holehaven Creek, west of Canvey Island.

The lifeboat headed upriver to Holehaven creek and located the broken down vessel with three people aboard, who were all ok.

The motor cruiser was towed to a secure mooring and the three occupants safely dropped ashore at the slipway in Holehaven Creek.

Southend lifeboat returned to station.

RNLI media contacts:

  • Denis Freeman - Southend Lifeboat Station Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer. Tel - 07710 406661, sue-den-adwalk@blueyonder.co.uk
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/South East/East)
    Tel - 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
  • Paul Dunt, Press Officer(London/ South East) Tel- 0207 6207416 / 07786 668825 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk
  • For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789S

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