Weymouth Lifeboat tow in stranded angling boat
Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat 'Ernest and Mabel' under volunteer deputy Coxswain Nick Massey was launched at 9.15am on Thursday 4th October 2018 to go to the aid of a 21' local angling boat. Solent Coastguard had requested that the lifeboat launch after the angling boat had reported that they
Once on scene at 10.30am, the volunteer lifeboat crew quickly found that the 2 persons on the angling boat were fit and well.
A line was passed and the boat was towed back to Weymouth Harbour.
Arriving at 12.50pm the lifeboat put the angling boat on a berth outside the Harbour masters office.
Wyke Coastguard CRT attended to help tie the vessel up and to offer safety advice to the 2 fishermen.
The lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for its next shout at 1.00pm.
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.