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RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to rescue a motor cruiser taking on water

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh all-weather lifeboat (ALB), the Freddie Cooper was launched on Sunday 12 June, at approximately 2.30pm, following a Coastguard request, to a report of a 30 foot motor cruiser that was taking on water, north of Aldeburgh.

The RNLI Aldeburgh ALB was requested, by the Coastguard, at 2.19pm to launch, taking a salvage pump to assist the casualty. The casualty vessel was taking on water, so in danger of sinking.

Once on scene, the casualty crew advised the lifeboat crew that they had stopped the ingress of water and could make their own way to the nearest safe haven, Southwold. It was therefore decided that the ALB should escort the casualty vessel to Southwold, in case they had further issues and required the pump.

The ALB was stood down and returned to station at 5.16pm, having ensured that the casualty was at safe moorings.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone :-

  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email [email protected]
  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ [email protected]

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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