Jan 13

Ramsgate-LIfeboat-recovers-barge

Byline: Ramsgate RNLI's first "shout" of 2014 was at 10.55pm on Sunday, 12th. January when the all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a 60ft. barge which was hard against the rocks of Ramsgate Harbour's north breakwater.
Page Content: The barge, with 3 people on board, had lost engine power in the rough sea and 25mph wind as it was entering the harbour and the lifeboat crew found it to be aground as well as being bow on to the breakwater rocks. They managed to get a heaving line over to the barge so that the barge’s crew could then pull the lifeboat’s main tow rope aboard. The tow rope was then fastened to the bow of the barge and once tight the barge was eventually towed off the sand and away from the breakwater and safely onto a mooring within the 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
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/South East/East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.

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