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Clacton RNLI assist 3 people aboard vessel

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew from the Clacton RNLI lifeboat station responded to a call to launch their Atlantic 85 lifeboat David Porter MPS with reports of a vessel in trouble in the Colne Bar area off Clacton-on-Sea with three people on board.

RNLI Clacton Atlantic 85 - David Porter MPS

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton Atlantic 85 - David Porter MPS

At approximately 2.45pm on Wednesday 4 August, the crew from Clacton lifeboat station were tasked and launched into clear conditions with light winds to head to the area of Colne Bar to assist a vessel that had broken down.

Upon arrival to the reported location, the volunteer crew assisted the three persons aboard consisting of two adults and one child and proceeded to assess their condition and all were found to be all OK. The volunteer crew established a tow line to the vessel, which had suffered a mechanical failure and proceeded to recover the vessel into Brightlingsea harbour, mooring up on Hammerhead mooring.

The crew were then stood down and returned to the lifeboat station where the boat was cleaned, refuelled and made ready for service again by 5.00pm.

Author: Mark Walsham – Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer – Email: [email protected]

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