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RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat responds to Mayday call during planned exercise

Lifeboats News Release

While on planned exercise on Sunday 13 August, RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat Susan Scott was tasked to respond to a Mayday call from a vessel taking on water two miles north east of Aldeburgh RNLI station.

Susan Scott arrived on scene and the situation was assessed. It was then agreed with the Coastguard and owner of the vessel that the safest course of action was to escort them north towards Lowestoft. The Lowestoft lifeboat took over the escort one mile east of Southwold harbour.

After five hours at sea, the inshore lifeboat (ILB) returned to station and was refuelled and ready again for service.

Notes to editors

Aldeburgh lifeboat station has been operating since 1824 and has been part of the RNLI since 1852. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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