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Byline: The volunteer crew of the Plymouth all-weather lifeboat answered the call from their pagers at 5.p.m. yesterday evening (10.06.2014) to a vessel in distress some 11 miles south of Plymouth.
Page Content: The all-weather lifeboat  Sybil Mullen Glover made good speed to the casualty vessel, a converted wooden fishing boat of some 37 tons. Upon arrival an assessment of the situation was made.

The 16 meter boat had damaged it’s propeller shaft and was unable to make way leaving the four persons on board no option but to call for help. With all crew on-board well, it was decided to take the vessel in tow back to Plymouth’s’ Mayflower Marina. Due to the size and weight of the tow land  was not made until 9 p.m. Whilst the sea conditions were calm, the tide and strong currents made docking a large powerless vessel a challenge. Thanks to the training and experience of the Rnli crew all went well and the casualty vessel and it’s crew were delivered safely to shore.

This had been the second call-out of the day for the Plymouth lifeboats. The inshore lifeboat having put to sea for a separate incident earlier in the afternoon.

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For more information contact Barry Perrins Volunteer Press Officer Plymouth Lifeboat
07790033796   barryperrins@yahoo.com

  

Byline: The volunteer crew of the Plymouth all-weather lifeboat answered the call from their pagers at 5.p.m. yesterday evening (10.06.2014) to a vessel in distress some 11 miles south of Plymouth.
Page Content: The all-weather lifeboat  Sybil Mullen Glover made good speed to the casualty vessel, a converted wooden fishing boat of some 37 tons. Upon arrival an assessment of the situation was made.

The 16 meter boat had damaged it's propeller shaft and was unable to make way leaving the four persons on board no option but to call for help. With all crew on-board well, it was decided to take the vessel in tow back to Plymouth’s' Mayflower Marina. Due to the size and weight of the tow land  was not made until 9 p.m. Whilst the sea conditions were calm, the tide and strong currents made docking a large powerless vessel a challenge. Thanks to the training and experience of the Rnli crew all went well and the casualty vessel and it's crew were delivered safely to shore.

This had been the second call-out of the day for the Plymouth lifeboats. The inshore lifeboat having put to sea for a separate incident earlier in the afternoon.


Note to editors

For more information contact Barry Perrins Volunteer Press Officer Plymouth Lifeboat
07790033796   barryperrins@yahoo.com