Dungeness RNLI lifeboat takes off injured crewman from survey ship
On Thursday 11 October at 11am, the UK Coastguard tasked the Dungeness lifeboat to take off a crewman with a dislocated thumb from a survey ship on route to Egypt.
The UK Coastguard had advised the survey ship to alter course and rendezvous with the lifeboat in the lee of Dungeness, because of the very difficult weather conditions.
Once on scene Second Coxswain Trevor Bunney in charge of the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 The Morrell’ and her volunteer crew were informed the casualty was able to walk down the gangway because of the calmer conditions, so the transfer was achieved successfully.
The RNLI lifeboat returned to Dungeness lifeboat station to enable the casualty to be transferred to a waiting ambulance for hospital treatment.
Second Coxswain Bunney said ‘ Good team work was done by all, transfer from ship to ship is always challenging and this is why the continual training for our committed volunteers pay off’
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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 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.