Poole lifeboat assists powerboat on way back from training

Lifeboats News Release

Poole lifeboat was returning from training (Sunday September 16) when around 11am the lifeboat crew came across a 29ft power boat at anchor, with 3 people on-board.


Poole lifeboat approaches the powerboat
It had broken down in- between Stakes Buoy and the Quay. Conditions were fair with a slight South Westerly wind. The skipper had contacted and was awaiting ‘sea start’ to attend and help them out however as the vessels position was not the best, it was decided that the lifeboat should take it ashore and a side tow was attached. The lifeboat took the vessel undertow back to Davis Boat yard. The lifeboat returned to the station and was ready for service by 12.20pm.

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