Two-callouts-in-two-hours-for-Eastbourne-RNLI

Byline: Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat responded to a call for assistance from the commercial fishing vessel Sarah Louisa when her propeller and rudder became entangled in discarded fishing gear.
Page Content: Eastbourne ALB launched at 12.54 (Mon. 15 April) at the request of Dover Coastguard to assist the fishing vessel 6 miles offshore from Sovereign Harbour. When on scene the propeller was freed but rope around the rudder was still causing severe steering problems. The ALB stood by as the fishing vessel, under its own power, made its way slowly back to harbour.

No sooner had the ALB returned to station then the crew pagers sounded again. This time the request came from Solent Coastguard for the assistance of the inshore lifeboat following reports that people were cut off by the rising tide near the Belle Tout lighthouse. The volunteer ILB crew found two very relieved overseas visitors to the town who were unaware of the tidal conditions and who had been backed up against the cliffs for some time and were cold and wet. They were taken aboard the ILB and transported to the steps at Birling Gap where they were met by Coastguard officers who gave some safety advice.  

Byline: Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat responded to a call for assistance from the commercial fishing vessel Sarah Louisa when her propeller and rudder became entangled in discarded fishing gear.
Page Content: Eastbourne ALB launched at 12.54 (Mon. 15 April) at the request of Dover Coastguard to assist the fishing vessel 6 miles offshore from Sovereign Harbour. When on scene the propeller was freed but rope around the rudder was still causing severe steering problems. The ALB stood by as the fishing vessel, under its own power, made its way slowly back to harbour.

No sooner had the ALB returned to station then the crew pagers sounded again. This time the request came from Solent Coastguard for the assistance of the inshore lifeboat following reports that people were cut off by the rising tide near the Belle Tout lighthouse. The volunteer ILB crew found two very relieved overseas visitors to the town who were unaware of the tidal conditions and who had been backed up against the cliffs for some time and were cold and wet. They were taken aboard the ILB and transported to the steps at Birling Gap where they were met by Coastguard officers who gave some safety advice.