Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat launched to a motor boat in difficulties
Aldeburgh RNLI all-weather lifeboat (ALB), the ‘Freddie Cooper’ was launched on Friday 7 August, at approximately 3.40pm, following a Coastguard request, to a report of a motor boat with gear box failure, north of Aldeburgh.
The RNLI Aldeburgh ALB was tasked by the Coastguard at 3.28pm to launch, after a report of a motor boat that was drifting, as a result of gear box failure. The ALB was launched at 3.40pm and on arrival at scene, the ALB crew found the casualty drifting and unable to restart the engine. It was decided that the casualty would need to be towed to safety. The ALB crew attached a tow line and proceeded to Southwold. On arrival at Southwold harbour, the casualty was safely secured to the town quay.
The ALB was stood down and returned to station.
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