Fowey RNLI lifeboat crew rescue yacht with rope around prop
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.
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.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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