Poole inshore lifeboat assists vessel with entangled propeller

Lifeboats News Release

Poole Inshore lifeboat launched just before noon (Tuesday September 11th) to a small fishing boat with a rope around its propeller.

The 17 ft.fishing boat with two people and a dog on-board were fishing at Creekmoor Lake in the Holes Bay area, when they became entangled, they had dropped their anchor, but it was not holding.

Conditions in Holes Bay were blustery with a brisk South Westerly wind.

The inshore lifeboat was swiftly on scene and a crew member entered the water to untangle the rope that was wrapped around the propeller, it appeared that the rope was fixed to the bottom somehow, so the volunteer cleared the rope and cut it away, freeing the vessel.

The vessel was happy to continue on its way, the lifeboat escorted for a short while to make sure that everything was working okay, it seemed that it was, so the lifeboat returned back to station and after refuelling was ready for service by 12.40pm.


The inshore lifeboat approaching the vessel

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