Poole lifeboat launched to semi-submerged vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Poole lifeboat ‘Sgt Bob Martin’ was tasked today by UK Coastguard at 1.16pm (Sunday February 10) to a report of a semi-submerged or sinking vessel close to North Haven.

The lifeboat volunteers were swiftly on scene and established that it was an 18ft day boat, the volunteers quickly studied the scene, on closer inspection, it was apparent that the vessel was unoccupied and had been swamped, it was sitting on the bottom.

As nothing untoward was found the lifeboat returned back to station and was ready for service just after 2pm
Conditions in the harbour were clear with squally showers buffeted by a brisk Westerly wind.

For Lifeboat trainee volunteer Mark Corbett this was his first official shout, well done Mark!


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