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Saturday evening tasking for RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers of RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch received a tasking from H.M. Coastguard at 7.45pm on Saturday 11 June to assist a 32’ sailing boat with two people on board in Paglesham with a reported fouled propeller.

RNLI/Peter Harris

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

Upon arrival, RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteer crew investigated the situation and discovered the problem was actually a fouled rudder being attached to a mooring buoy.

The RNLI volunteers cleared the rope from the rudder and successfully moored the casualty vessel to the buoy properly where they could safely remain overnight.

The Atlantic Class lifeboat returned to station and prepared for the next service.

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