Dover RNLI rescues 10m cruiser adrift in the Channel
On Monday June 19 at 12.54pm the Dover crew were tasked to assist and tow a cruiser adrift in the English Channel with engine failure.
Located in poor visibility and with all casualties checked over, an assessment was carried out and the decision was taken to take the vessel under tow to Dover Harbour by the station's Severn Class All-Weather Lifeboat (ALB) City of London II. Once there it was safely moored and the crew stood down, while the lifeboat was prepared for its next callout.
According to Danny Wilkins, Dover's newly appointed Coxswain:
'Having reached the scene of the tasking the crew applied a tow and brought the cruiser back to the safety of Dover Harbour. If you ever have an engine problem at sea and require assistance, we would always suggest you not wait and contact the Coastguard immediately for assistance.'
As the largest vessel in the fleet, Dover's Severn Class ALB is able to respond to a variety of taskings and is frequently tasked by the Coastguard to vessels in distress.
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