First shout of 2022 for Teignmouth RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Teignmouth RNLI undertook their first shout of the year on Sunday 6 February, coinciding with the first shout for the newest trainee crew member, Hector Anderson.

Teignmouth RNLI trainee crew Hector Anderson (middle), joined by Helm James Stoyle (left) and Dane Tyler (right).)

RNLI/Amy Furlong

First shout of 2022 for Teignmouth RNLI

The volunteer crew were out on a routine practice exercise at 9.40am when they were asked to assist with the recovery of a vessel. The vessel had broken free from its mooring on the River Teign during high winds and was drifting freely along the river in danger of causing damage to other craft.

The Two Annes,
Teignmouth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat was diverted to the location of the casualty vessel and proceeded to take it under tow to a vacant mooring on the river where it was then secured. The tasking was the first incident with newest trainee crew member Hector Anderson and was completed by 10am. The crew then resumed their routine practice exercise before returning back to the boathouse.

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