Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat called to drifting vessel

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Angling boat under tow by ALB

RNLI Weymouth

Vessel under tow

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.

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