Volunteer-crewman-from-the-RNLIs-Barrow-station-today-Tuesday-19th-August-2014

Byline: Volunteer crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station today, Tuesday 19th August 2014, launched their inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ to go to the assistance of a disabled dinghy in Walney Channel.
Page Content: Liverpool Coastguard raised the alarm when two adults and one child were seen to be in difficulty and unable to start the engine of their inflatable dinghy, whilst in Walney Channel at a location known as ‘The Elbow’. The lifeboat crew were paged at 3-40pm and the boat, crewed  by Ben Jackson and Adam Cleasby, was launched and on its way by 3-50pm.

At the time the weather was fine, the tide had just begun to flood with high water expected at 7-32pm at a height of 7.2 metres. The wind was a moderate breeze from the North West and visibility was excellent.

The crew had travelled the two miles to the scene and had the vessel under tow by 4pm. The dinghy and its crew were safely landed at Ferry Pitching and then the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 4-25pm.
Barrow inshore lifeboat tows in disabled dinghy

Byline: Volunteer crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station today, Tuesday 19th August 2014, launched their inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ to go to the assistance of a disabled dinghy in Walney Channel.
Page Content: Liverpool Coastguard raised the alarm when two adults and one child were seen to be in difficulty and unable to start the engine of their inflatable dinghy, whilst in Walney Channel at a location known as ‘The Elbow’. The lifeboat crew were paged at 3-40pm and the boat, crewed  by Ben Jackson and Adam Cleasby, was launched and on its way by 3-50pm.

At the time the weather was fine, the tide had just begun to flood with high water expected at 7-32pm at a height of 7.2 metres. The wind was a moderate breeze from the North West and visibility was excellent.

The crew had travelled the two miles to the scene and had the vessel under tow by 4pm. The dinghy and its crew were safely landed at Ferry Pitching and then the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 4-25pm.
Barrow inshore lifeboat tows in disabled dinghy