RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat requested to launch to a sinking motor boat
RNLI Aldeburgh all-weather lifeboat (ALB), the ‘Freddie Cooper’ was requested to launch on Saturday 19 October, at approximately 4.00pm, by the Coastguard, to a report of a 48 foot motor boat taking on water, north of Aldeburgh.
The RNLI Aldeburgh ALB was tasked by the Coastguard at 4.00pm to launch, following a report of an alarm from the crew of the motor boat. The alarm indicated that the bilge pump had failed and they were taking on water. As the ALB was about to be launched into the sea, the lifeboat crew received an update, indicating that it was a faulty pump alarm, so were stood down.
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