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Dunbar ILB Launched to Broken Down Pleasure Craft

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Dunbar inshore lifeboat were tasked by the UK coastguard at 10.20am on Monday (July 31) after they received a call from the skipper of a local pleasure craft who suffered engine failure about half a mile north of the town's harbour.

Shows Dunbar ILB crew on scene as pleasure craft Tartania is towed by fishing vessel Fiddler's Green.

RNLI/Douglas Wight

Dunbar ILB assists broken down pleasure craft
The crew quickly launched the inshore lifeboat and made best speed towards the casualty vessel Tartania and its three-person crew. On arrival a local fishing boat, Fiddler's Green, had kindly stopped to assist and already had the small pleasure craft under tow back to the harbour. With the skipper of Fiddler's Green happy to continue, the ILB crew stood by until they were safely in the harbour.

The inshore lifeboat then took over the tow to assist helping the skipper onto his mooring in Cromwell harbour. The inshore lifeboat was then recovered a short time after and made ready for service.

If you see anyone in trouble at sea or even find yourself in need of help dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.


Shows Dunbar ILB crew on scene as pleasure craft Tartania is towed by fishing vessel Fiddler's Green.

RNLI/Douglas Wight

Dunbar ILB assists broken down pleasure craft
Shows Dunbar ILB crew on scene as pleasure craft Tartania is towed by fishing vessel Fiddler's Green.

RNLI/Douglas Wight

Dunbar ILB assists broken down pleasure craft

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