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Late night call for assistance for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The busy period for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI continued when they were tasked by UK Coastguard at 11.30pm on Sunday 4 July to assist a 16m vessel that requested assistance after taking on water by Whittaker’s.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic Class lifeboat ‘Tony & Robert Britt’ in action (Libary photograph)

The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony & Robert Britt was launched and quickly arrived on scene and assessed the situation.

They then escorted the casualty back into Burnham Yacht Harbour and received by UK Coastguard at approximately 3am on Monday 5 July.

Those involved were back at work later that morning as usual even after being afloat during the small hours, dedicated to savings lives at sea.

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