Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers come to aid of Day Cruiser in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

It was the 2nd shout of the weekend for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI when at 5.30pm on Sunday 23 August they were tasked by HM Coastguard to assist a day cruiser.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Casualty vessel being assisted

The Atlantic class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched and located the casualty with three people onboard just north of the sunken buxey buoy.

The lifeboat then brought the casualty vessel to safety into Essex Marina.

It transpired that the casualty vessel had been purchased earlier in the day and was on passage from Bradwell on Sea to Essex Marina when they ran out of fuel.

Respect the Water is the RNLI’s National drowning prevention campaign. It highlights the risks, advises how to avoid danger and increases the chances of survival in an emergency.

Whilst out sailing or motor boating always wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, ensure everyone onboard knows how to call for assistance, get appropriate training and check your engine and fuel before every trip.

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