Busy period for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI continues
The busy period for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI continued when shortly before 3pm on Thursday 3 September they received a tasking from HM coastguard to assist a non pleasure vessel in difficulty.
The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched to assist the vessel that had sustained engine problems and was taking on water with two people onboard.
Two RNLI crew members boarded the casualty with their salvage pump and pumped out the water ingress while the casualty made their way into Burnham marina under its own power, escorted by the lifeboat in case the situation deteriorated.
Upon arrival in Burnham marina the casualty vessel went straight to the marina hoist and removed from the water before it sustained any further damage.
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