Following yesterday's callout of the Dorothy May White, just two hours later, Workington RNLI's inshore rescue boat was called out.
Following yesterday's callout of the Dorothy May White, just two hours later, Workington RNLI's inshore rescue boat the
John F Mortimer was called out after a 16ft fishing boat got into difficulty just outside the entrance to Workington harbour.
The boat's engine had failed and the two people aboard had managed to get a rope on a nearby dredger Sospan Dau at anchor. However, the falling tide meant the fishing boat could not be put anywhere safely.
The volunteer RNLI crew of the John F Mortimer
launched at 3.15pm on August 16 and towed the stricken fishing boat into Workington harbour. The crew returned to the boathouse at around 4pm.
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