Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew go to the rescue...of a lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Lyme Regis lifeboat launched on Tuesday 4 August to a former lifeboat that was drifting with engine problems.

Andy Butterfield

Old lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the RNLI’s lifeboat in Lyme Regis answered an emergency call yesterday...to go to the aid of a lifeboat.

A former ship’s lifeboat, once capable of carrying 50 people, was reported drifting with engine problems off Seaton beach in Devon.

The old lifeboat, named Gryphon, with four men aboard, was on sea trials when the alarm was raised by coastguards at 3.55pm.

The Gryphon was later able to sail under her own steam and was escorted by the RNLI crew to the safety of Lyme Regis harbour.

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Richard Horobin, Lyme Regis LPO, on richardhorobin@googlemail.com or Seb Cope Lyme Regis DLPO on sebcope@hotmail.com.

Andy Butterfield

Old lifeboat

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