RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to rescue a fishing vessel with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh all-weather lifeboat (ALB), the Freddie Cooper was launched on Tuesday 21 September, at approximately 1.30pm, following a Coastguard request, to a report of a 24 foot fishing vessel with engine failure, east of Aldeburgh.

The RNLI Aldeburgh ALB was requested, by the Coastguard, at 1.05pm to launch.

The casualty vessel was drifting northwards due to sea conditions and the tides.

The ALB was tasked to approach the casualty and assess the situation. Once on scene, it was decided that undertaking a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualty, in order to take them to the nearest safe haven, Southwold.

Due to the tide, Southwold lifeboat was requested to take over the tow, into the harbour. After this was achieved, Aldeburgh ALB was stood down and returned to station.

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  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email [email protected]
  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North and East), 01642 790636/ 07824518641 / [email protected]

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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