A busy training session for the Lymington RNLI crew
On the 19 February, whilst the lifeboat was transiting to the Needles area to carry out man overboard recovery training exercise, they heard a local fishing vessel calling the Coastguard on VHF radio to inform them that they had found an overturned RIB in the Colwell Bay area.
The Coastguard were satisfied that no persons were involved and to avoid a danger to shipping, the lifeboat was tasked to tow the stricken vessel to the nearest suitable safe haven being Yarmouth Harbour. On transit to Yarmouth they recovered various items assumed to be from the overturned boat.
Helm: Declan, Crew: Piers, Leon and Richard.
Suzanne Brown, Lifeboat Press Officer, Lymington Lifeboat Station (07711) 393910 [email protected].uk
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