Busy period for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI continues

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI were requested to launch by the Coastguard at 2.45pm 8 July in order to assess a 27’ motorboat that had sustained engine problems with two people onboard.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic Class lifeboat ‘Tony & Robert Britt’ (Library)

The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched and upon arrival on scene close to the entrance to the River Roach, the RNLI volunteer Helm assessed the situation and made the decision that undertaking a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualties.

A towline was established and the casualty vessel was successfully towed into Essex Marina being the nearest suitable safe haven.

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