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Workington RNLI tow fishing boat with engine issues

Lifeboats News Release

Workington RNLI was called out to help a fishing boat with engine problems.

The white and blue fishing boat being towed in by the lifeboat with harbour walls in background

Workington RNLI

The fishing boat being towed in by Workington RNLI

The volunteer crew was called at 12.27pm, today, August 16, by HM Coastguard after the 27ft boat, with two people on board, reported mechanical issues with their vessel.

Workington RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat the Dorothy May White. After an assessment by the Coxswain, it was decided the safest course of action was to tow the boat back to Workington.

The volunteer crew returned to the boathouse at 1.15pm.

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