Volunteer crew from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI tasked with double shout
The charity's Atlantic and D class lifeboats were out on exercise when at approximately 10:45am on Sunday 23 June H.M. Coastguard directed the Atlantic to the mouth of the River Roach to assist a small fishing vessel in difficulty.
On arrival in Essex Marina, H.M. Coastguard tasked the volunteer crew of Burnham-on-Crouch with their 2nd shout of the morning. A crew change was necessary so the Atlantic briefly returned to station before proceeding towards the casualty on the River Roach where on arrival it was established that the casualty was a sailing yacht with a fouled anchor.
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, in a normal year, 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.