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Workington RNLI called out after three people stranded on fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Workington RNLI rescued three people stranded after their fishing vessel broke down off the west coast.

Three crew members in Workington RNLI's John F Mortimer

Workington RNLI

Workington RNLI's John F Mortimer
In Workington RNLI's first call out of 2023, the crew of the inshore lifeboat John F Mortimer were called by Belfast Coastguard at 2.03pm today, January 20.
The day fishing vessel had suffered engine failure and three people were stranded onboard.

After an assessment by the helm, the inshore lifeboat towed the vessel back to Whitehaven and were met by Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team.

Workington RNLI volunteers returned to the station at 4.30pm.

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