Unprecedented three shouts in one weekend for Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers
The 3rd shout of the weekend for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI came when they were tasked by H.M. Coastguard at 9pm Sunday evening, 22 May which followed an extensive training exercise earlier in the day.
H.M. Coastguard requested Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI to investigate reports of a 27’ motor boat that had sustained engine failure with two people onboard situated in the vicinity of Shore Ends.
The Atlantic Class (A85) lifeboat Tony & Robert Britt was launched and proceeded to scene.
Upon arrival, the volunteer Helm from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI assessed the situation and determined that the safest course of action was to take the casualty vessel under tow into Essex Marina.
The lifeboat safely returned to station at approximately 11.30pm and was prepared and made ready for next service.RNLI Media contacts
For more information please e-mail Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]
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