RNLI Wells all-weather lifeboat assists 30ft disabled motor cruiser
At 7.06pm on Thursday 22 July, HM Coastguard paged the crew of RNLI Wells all-weather lifeboat to go to the aid of a 30ft motor cruiser with 3 people onboard, which had broken down one mile to the north of Brancaster harbour entrance.
The lifeboat launched outside the boathouse on the ebbing tide at 7.20pm and proceeded out to sea towards the casualty. The crew arrived on scene at 8.05pm and started to rig a tow.
At 8.12pm, with the tow connected, the lifeboat headed back towards Wells harbour and proceeded into the channel with a shortened tow.
The disabled motor cruiser, with its crew all safe and uninjured, was taken to the outer harbour pontoons and safely moored alongside at 9.45pm. The Lifeboat then returned to the station and was ashore at 9.55pm. It was refuelled, rehoused and ready again for service at 11pm.
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