Weymouth lifeboat launched to fishing vessel
The Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 3.56pm today (Sunday 12 June) at the request of the Coastguard.
A fishing vessel had broken down 13 nautical miles, west, south west of Portland Bill. There were four people on board, one with a minor head injury. Once on the scene the lifeboat volunteer crew set up a tow line and towed the vessel back into Weymouth Harbour arriving at 8pm.
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