RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to cruiser with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the Susan Scott, was launched on Wednesday 1 July, at approximately 1.55pm, following a Coastguard request, to assist in the rescue of two people, on a 21 foot cabin cruiser with engine failure, east of Orford Lighthouse.

Once on scene the lifeboat crew assessed the situation and passed a tow rope over to the casualty, so they could be towed to Orford Quay.

The harbour master at Orford contacted the Coastguard, advising that they would meet the casualty and lifeboat, at the mouth of the River Ore, in order to take over the tow.

Once the casualty was safely under tow by the Harbour Master’s launch chantry, the ILB was stood down and returned to station.

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  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ [email protected]
  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ [email protected]

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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