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Workington RNLI helps broken down fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Workington RNLI was called out today to help a broken down fishing boat off the West Cumbrian coast.

Workington RNLI's John F Mortimer inshore rescue boat tows in the blue broken down fishing boat

Workington RNLI

Workington RNLI tows in broken down fishing boat

Workington RNLI launched its inshore rescue boat, the John F Mortimer, at 5.45pm today, Sunday, June 26, after reports that the 19ft day fishing boat had got into difficulty.

After a safety assessment, the inshore rescue boat towed the vessel into port and was ready for service by 6.50pm.

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