Busy weekend for Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers
The busy weekend for the Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers started at 5.25pm on Saturday 12 June when they were tasked to assist a 33’ yacht that had snagged its mooring line in it’s propeller. The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched and promptly freed the yacht.
Then at 6.20pm on Sunday 13 June it was a double shout with both their Atlantic Class Tony & Robert Britt and D Class lifeboats launched to assist two 45’ motor boats, with two people on each, where one of the motor boats entangled it’s propeller in the others anchor chain off the River Roach in Shelford Creek.
The incident commenced at 6.10pm when Southend Coastguard were tasked to get eyes on and monitor the situation from the MOD test establishment on Foulness.
Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI were then tasked to assist and after a period of time were able to untangle and free the vessels allowing the motor boats to continue their journey.
Both lifeboats returned to station and were made ready for the next occasion that they would be called upon.
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.