Fowey lifeboat launches to assist motor boat

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday June 23 at 8.25pm Fowey’s volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to assist a 26ft motor boat that had broken down near the entrance to Fowey Harbour, with four people onboard.

Fowey RNLI

Fowey lifeboat returning from the shout
A tow was established and the vessel was brought back to safety in Fowey. Engine failure is a major cause of RNLI call-outs. Always ensure that your engine is well maintained and carry adequate tools and spares.

In a separate incident, on Sunday June 25, the all-weather lifeboat crew were diverted from their Sunday morning training session and put on standby to assist Looe RNLI who were dealing with a 16’ Drascombe Lugger in difficulties at the entrance to Polperro harbour.

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