Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteer crew assist colleagues from Clacton on Sea

Lifeboats News Release

Burnham-on-Crouch volunteer crew were contacted shortly after 4pm on Monday 27 May 2019 by Clacton on Sea RNLI with a request that they take over a tow.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic class enroute to casualty

In response Burnham-on-Crouch Atlantic class lifeboat, Tony & Robert Britt was launched and proceeded towards the casualty location.

Earlier in the afternoon the volunteer crew from Clacton on Sea launched their Atlantic class lifeboat to assist a vessel that had sustained engine failure in the vicinity of Gunfleet Sands offshore windfarm with three people and a dog onboard.

Due to their location, Clacton on Sea began the tow but handed it over to Burnham-on-Crouch in the Whittaker Channel who continued to tow the vessel to its final destination in the River Roach.

Upon completion of the tow, Burnham-on-Crouch Atlantic class lifeboat returned to station, rehoused and was ready for service by 7pm.

A fine example of excellent team work from volunteer colleagues from two lifeboat stations.

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