Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI tasked by H.M. Coastguard to aid stricken vessel

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 28 June at 8.45pm volunteer crew from Burnham-on-Crouch were tasked by H.M. Coastguard to assist a casualty vessel with two men on board.

RNLI/Peter Harris

The Atlantic enroute to Hullbridge anchorage

The Atlantic class Lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was duly dispatched to the scene.

The casualty vessel was in the anchorage at Hullbridge having suffered a fouled propeller. Upon arrival at the casualty it soon became apparent to the crew that the anchor was also fouled.

After an abortive attempt to recover the anchor, the casualty vessel was released and towed back to its berth at Essex Marina.

It was a late night for the volunteers as they were still cleaning and preparing the Atlantic Lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt ready for service at 1am Saturday morning.

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