Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat called to drifting vessel
Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 8.15am on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at the request of Solent Coastguard to go to the assistance of a vessel approximately 2 miles South of lulworth Cove.
Solent Coastguard had received a phone call from a 25' fishing vessel reporting that they had a buoy rope entangled around its outdrives and that the vessel was drifting. The skipper requested assistance to get to a place of safety.
Once on scene the volunteer crew established a tow and brought the vessel back to Weymouth arriving at 10.35am.
The lifeboat was then refuelled and made ready for the next shout.
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 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.