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Byline: Both of Ramsgate’s RNLI lifeboats were called out during the night of Saturday 22nd. and Sunday 23rd. June to assist a 49ft. yacht with engine failure 0.8 miles off Ramsgate.
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At 11:46pm the station’s inshore lifeboat, the Atlantic 75 class Bob Turnbull, launched and took the casualty under tow but in the strong winds (Force 6 – 25 knots) and choppy sea the tow parted so the RNLI volunteer helmsman requested that the station’s all weather lifeboat be launched to assist.

The all weather Trent class lifeboat Esme Anderson was launched at 12:21am, took over the tow, and brought the casualty and its crew safely into Ramsgate Harbour.

RNLI media contacts

• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• Philly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / philly_byrde@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Byline: Both of Ramsgate's RNLI lifeboats were called out during the night of Saturday 22nd. and Sunday 23rd. June to assist a 49ft. yacht with engine failure 0.8 miles off Ramsgate.
Page Content:

At 11:46pm the station’s inshore lifeboat, the Atlantic 75 class Bob Turnbull, launched and took the casualty under tow but in the strong winds (Force 6 – 25 knots) and choppy sea the tow parted so the RNLI volunteer helmsman requested that the station’s all weather lifeboat be launched to assist.

The all weather Trent class lifeboat Esme Anderson was launched at 12:21am, took over the tow, and brought the casualty and its crew safely into Ramsgate Harbour.

RNLI media contacts

• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• Philly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / philly_byrde@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789