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Fowey RNLI lifeboat volunteers respond to a Pan Pan call in fog

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday September 8 at 2.14pm, Fowey lifeboat station received a request from the coastguard to assist a boat that had issued a Pan Pan call.

Rob Collings

There were two people onboard the boat who had become concerned as they had poor communications and were unsure of the boat’s position in the fog.

Fowey lifeboat volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat and located the casualty vessel. The vessel's electrics had failed so the lifeboat crew set up a tow and returned the vessel to Fowey Harbour where they put it on a pontoon.

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