Weymouth Lifeboat tow in stranded angling boat

Lifeboats News Release

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

Weymouth RNLI lifeboat with casuality vessel alongside

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth RNLI lifeboat

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.

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