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

Lifeguards News Release

The volunteers from RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch were alerted by their pagers on Tuesday August 24 at 7.40pm for the 3rd time in five days after being tasked by H.M. Coastguard to assist an 8.5m motor cruiser that had suffered engine failure by Whitaker No. 2 buoy.

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A85 Tony & Robert Britt departing from Burnham marina.

The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony & Robert Britt was launched and proceeded to scene.

Upon arrival there appeared to be two people onboard the casualty vessel. A volunteer crew member from RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch boarded the casualty and managed to restart the engine.

The volunteer helm from RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch fully assessed the situation and decided that the best and safest course of action was to escort the casualty vessel back to Burnham-on-Crouch.

Whilst being escorted a 3rd person was found below deck suffering from the effects of sea sickness. They were monitored and shortly after making way was showing signs of improvement.

The Atlantic Class lifeboat returned to station shortly after 10pm and made ready for the next service by their shore crew.

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Casualty vessel off Whitaker No. 2 buoy.

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