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Fowey RNLI lifeboat crew rescue yacht with rope around prop

Lifeboats News Release

Fowey volunteer lifeboat crew launched their relief all-weather boat, the Frederick Storey Cockburn, on her first Fowey shout, at 1.20pm on Sunday November 12.

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Fowey lifeboat towing the yacht back to Fowey harbour

The crew were tasked to assist a 27' yacht with a rope caught round its prop, 2 nautical miles south east of Fowey, that had put out a pan pan call to the Coastguard.

Fowey's crew arrived on scene, assessed the situation and towed the boat safely into Fowey harbour.

Fowey RNLI

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