Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Tows stricken RIB to Safety

Lifeboats News Release

A couple aboard a drifting RIB that had suffered engine failure and a fuel leak were finally brought to safety by Cowes RNLI lifeboat last (Friday 29 July) evening.

Photo in semi-darkness of the RIB being brought alongside Trinity Landing.

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The RIB is brought alongside Trinity Landing.

They had called for help when the RIB was off Newtown. After launching at 9 pm the lifeboat discovered the craft was by then between Thorness and Gurnard.

After putting a crew member on the RIB the lifeboat began the long tow to Cowes, where the RIB was finally delivered alongside Trinity Landing.

The lifeboat returned to station at 10 pm.

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Caption for photo: The RIB is brought alongside Trinity Landing.

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