RNLI New Brighton lifeboat called out to stricken vessel in Crosby

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard at 4.51pm on 12 May 2019, to a power boat with engine failure in the Crosby channel. First assisted to a buoy by an offshore vessel, the charity's lifeboat then towed the craft and its passengers to Liverpool Marina.

Expanse of water with lifeboat towing power towards the background and land behind

RNLI/Cherie Rowlands

RNLI lifeboat passing New Brighton beach with power boat in tow

Njord Offshore’s Njord Lapwing assisted the craft to a buoy line before the RNLI New Brighton volunteers towed the stranded vessel and its four passengers to Liverpool Marina.

Wind was two-three knots with a slight swell on the sea.

The lifesaving charity's crew returned to the station at 6.52pm, where inshore lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall was prepared for service.

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