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Evening tasking for the volunteers of RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers were tasked by HM Coastguard shortly before 9pm on August 30 to assist a vessel that had grounded.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic Class Lifeboat from RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch.
On this occasion the Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony & Robert Britt was launched and proceeded to scene.

Upon arrival and following an assessment of the situation, the decision from the volunteer helm was to remain on scene and wait for the tide to rise sufficiently for the casualty to re-float whereupon it was noted that the casualty was taking on water which was successfully removed using the manual bilge pump.

Once fully re-floated the RNLI crew moved the casualty into deeper water where it was safely moored.

The lifeboat returned to station around midnight where Tony & Robert Britt was made ready for the next service.

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