Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat launched to a drifting fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh's all-weather lifeboat (ALB), Freddie Cooper, was launched this morning to a fishing vessel. There were two crew onboard. They had called for assistance as they were reported to be struggling with engine failure and were drifting, South of Aldeburgh.


RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Rescue

At 6.30am there was a request to launch the ALB immediately to assist the casualty. On arrival at scene at 6.45am, it was found that the casualty had been unable to restart their engine. The casualty was taken under tow and taken back to Aldeburgh beach.

The ALB was back on station at 7.30am.

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