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Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat crew assists fishing boat in early hours

Lifeboats News Release

The all-weather lifeboat was called to reports of a broken down fishing vessel in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 28 June)

RNLI/Weymouth RNLI

Weymouth's all-weather lifeboat at sea
The lifeboat launched at 4:10am to help the eight metre vessel approximately nine miles north-west of Portland Bill in mild conditions.

Promptly on scene to help the two people on-board, the lifeboat proceeded to tow the vessel back to the safety of Weymouth Harbour, where a very grateful volunteer crew were met with fresh bacon rolls made by Deputy Launching Authority, Jon!

The lifeboat was safely back alongside the station at 8:10am, refuelled and ready for another day of service.

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