Breakfast time service launch for The Lizard RNLI lifeboat
Volunteer crew were paged at 8am on Friday 25th February to go to the assistance of a 10m fishing vessel that had lost all engine power and was drifting in a position of seven nautical miles south south east of the lifeboat station.
On route to Newlyn, colleagues at Penlee Lifeboat launched their all weather lifeboat and the tow was safely transferred for the remainder of the journey. RNLB Rose was then able to return to the station arriving at 11.30am, where she was rehoused, refuelled and made ready for service at 11.50am.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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