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Byline: Volunteer crewmen of the RNLI’s Barrow station today, Monday 28th July 2014, launched their all weather Tamar class lifeboat to go to the assistance of a day fishing boat with a disabled engine
Page Content: The request to launch came from Liverpool Coastguard at 3-44pm following a message from the two man crew of an 18 foot day fishing boat who were unable to start their engine due to a flat battery. The location given was in the Irish Sea to the west of Walney Island, 3.5 miles south west of the lifeboat station. The two man crew were uninjured and wearing lifejackets and they had utilised a sea anchor. High water had been at 1-17pm with a height of 8.6metres.

The Tamar class lifeboat launched at 4-05pm manned by five crew under the command of Deputy Second Coxswain Dave Kell, whilst a Furness Coastguard team kept watch on the disabled vessel from shore.

On arrival at the scene the casualties explained that they were unable to start their engine due to a flat battery, so the vessel was taken under tow back to the lifeboat station. When they neared Piel Island, the Barrow inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ manned by Kate Lawty, Adam Cleasby and Andy Baxter took over the tow and moored the vessel alongside the station slipway. After examination the engine of the casualty vessel was started with the aid of jump leads and the crew were allowed to continue on their way home to Morecambe.

Both lifeboats were recovered and made ready for the next service by 6-30pm

Byline: Volunteer crewmen of the RNLI’s Barrow station today, Monday 28th July 2014, launched their all weather Tamar class lifeboat to go to the assistance of a day fishing boat with a disabled engine
Page Content: The request to launch came from Liverpool Coastguard at 3-44pm following a message from the two man crew of an 18 foot day fishing boat who were unable to start their engine due to a flat battery. The location given was in the Irish Sea to the west of Walney Island, 3.5 miles south west of the lifeboat station. The two man crew were uninjured and wearing lifejackets and they had utilised a sea anchor. High water had been at 1-17pm with a height of 8.6metres.

The Tamar class lifeboat launched at 4-05pm manned by five crew under the command of Deputy Second Coxswain Dave Kell, whilst a Furness Coastguard team kept watch on the disabled vessel from shore.

On arrival at the scene the casualties explained that they were unable to start their engine due to a flat battery, so the vessel was taken under tow back to the lifeboat station. When they neared Piel Island, the Barrow inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ manned by Kate Lawty, Adam Cleasby and Andy Baxter took over the tow and moored the vessel alongside the station slipway. After examination the engine of the casualty vessel was started with the aid of jump leads and the crew were allowed to continue on their way home to Morecambe.

Both lifeboats were recovered and made ready for the next service by 6-30pm