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Lymington RNLI launch to a fire onboard a yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

On the 17 June the Lymington voluntary lifeboat crew were paged at 11.44pm.

Emergency services at the lifeboat station

RNLI/Suzanne Brown

Emergency services at the lifeboat station

HM Coastguard requested the lifeboat support the local fire service with a fire onboard a yacht.

The lifeboat launched at 11.55pm under the helm of Greg Pachany. The fire service were already onboard the yacht and the lifeboat supported the fire service and acted as a safety cover. The yacht was moored on the Dan Bran pontoon which meant the fire services could access the yacht from land.

The people onboard were unharmed and there was no risk of pollution and little damaged to the yacht.

The lifeboat was released at 1.00am and the boat was prepared and ready for service again at 1.22am.

The helm Greg said “This shout was very timely as only a week ago the Lymington Lifeboat crew had carried out a multi agency exercise with the fire service and Coastguard. The crew were able to put into practice some of their training from the previous week.”

Helm Greg Pachany, crew: Paul Harrison, Ed Wallrock, Simon Naylor.

Suzanne Brown, Lifeboat Press Officer, Lymington Lifeboat Station (07711) 393910 [email protected].uk

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, SE and London (07785) 296252 [email protected]

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