RNLI Mudeford recover boats loose from their moorings
Whilst out on normal Sunday training exercise RNLI Mudeford were made aware of a number of vessels that had been ripped loose from their trot moorings
To prevent the owners of the sailing vessels or other members of the public risking their lives or the vessels becoming a hazard to other vessels, RNLI Mudeford were asked to see if they could tow them to safety.
The crew worked tirelessly for over 90 minutes in worsening conditions but managed to recover the vessels safely onto the trot moorings within Christchurch harbour.
RNLI Mudeford then returned to finish the planned training exercise for the rest of the morning.
Key facts about the RNLI
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, in a normal year, 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.