Speed boat breaks down in Weymouth Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 9.36pm on Saturday 13th July to reports of a 6 metre speedboat in need of assistance.

Weymouth ILB

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth ILB

Solent Coastguard reported that the Bayliner speedboat with three persons on board had phoned them to ask for help when their engine failed. The reported position was approx. one mile off shore from Bowleaze Cove.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 9.49pm and after establishing that the crew of the speedboat were all safe and well, attached a line and towed the vessel back to Weymouth arriving at 10.18pm.

With the casualty vessel safely tied up the volunteer crew of the lifeboat returned to station, refuelled and made ready for the next shout.

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