RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to rescue stranded motor boat

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched at approximately 5pm on Monday September 16 to a motor boat that was stranded near the mouth of the River Ore.

RNLI/Caron Hill

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat, the ‘Susan Scott’

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a 21 foot motor boat that was stranded, due to engine failure, with two people on-board. They had requested assistance, after two hours of unsuccessfully attempting to resolve the problem themselves.

Once on scene, the ILB crew assessed the situation, then attached a tow line to the casualty and took them to Orford quay. After ensuring the casualty was secure and the passengers safe, the ILB was stood down and returned to station.

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For more information please telephone :-

  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ chillpress@hotmail.co.uk

  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer (North and East), 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

  • Jim Rice, RNLI Regional Media Manager (North and East), 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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