Poole Lifeboat launched to assist broken down vessel in blustery conditions

Lifeboats News Release

Poole Lifeboat were requested to launch on Sunday (September 27) by UK Coastguard at 2.30pm to a 14ft fishing boat with engine failure. The fishing boat with 2 people on-board was in Studland Bay, when they suffered engine failure and reported to be taking on water.

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The 14ft vessel which has suffered engine failure
Conditions were fine and sunny with a fresh North westerly wind, that was creating a lot of chop.

The lifeboat crew were soon on scene, they checked that the people were ok, one of the persons on-board was feeling queasy and unwell.

A towline was attached, and the vessel was brought back through Poole harbour, to Lake Road, slipway at Hamworthy where Poole Coastguard rescue team were on hand to help recover the vessel ashore.

The lifeboat crew returned to station, after refuelling and a thorough wash down, the lifeboat was ready for service by 5pm.

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The vessel under tow

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