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Byline: Volunteer crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station launched both their inshore and all weather lifeboats tonight, Sunday 14th September 2014, to go to the assistance of a motor vessel with a propeller fouled on a mooring rope.
Page Content: The information came from Liverpool Coastguard at 7-48pm that the 11 metre long, steel hulled, vessel ‘MV Eagle’ had picked up a mooring buoy on the edge of  Walney Channel, Barrow approximately one tenth of a mile northwest of the lifeboat station. In doing so the mooring rope had become fouled on the vessels propeller and the two man crew were unable to free the mooring and get under way again. The crew were paged at 7-51pm.

The tide at the time was ebbing with a low water of 1.8 metres expected at 10-24pm. The weather was fine, but the easterly breeze was beginning to increase to moderate.

The all weather lifeboat with a crew of six under the command of Barrow Coxswain, Shaun Charnley, launched at 8pm and was alongside the casualty at 8-05pm. The inshore lifeboat with a three man crew followed shortly afterwards and went alongside the casualty whilst the larger boat used her floodlights to illuminate the scene as it was by this time dusk and light was fading fast, and also stood by in case a tow was necessary.

After a. prolonged effort the vessel was eventually freed from the mooring and escorted to the lifeboat emergency mooring off the lifeboat station.

The crews then returned the lifeboats to the station and after washing down and refuelling they were re-housed by 10pm.

Byline: Volunteer crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station launched both their inshore and all weather lifeboats tonight, Sunday 14th September 2014, to go to the assistance of a motor vessel with a propeller fouled on a mooring rope.
Page Content: The information came from Liverpool Coastguard at 7-48pm that the 11 metre long, steel hulled, vessel ‘MV Eagle’ had picked up a mooring buoy on the edge of  Walney Channel, Barrow approximately one tenth of a mile northwest of the lifeboat station. In doing so the mooring rope had become fouled on the vessels propeller and the two man crew were unable to free the mooring and get under way again. The crew were paged at 7-51pm.

The tide at the time was ebbing with a low water of 1.8 metres expected at 10-24pm. The weather was fine, but the easterly breeze was beginning to increase to moderate.

The all weather lifeboat with a crew of six under the command of Barrow Coxswain, Shaun Charnley, launched at 8pm and was alongside the casualty at 8-05pm. The inshore lifeboat with a three man crew followed shortly afterwards and went alongside the casualty whilst the larger boat used her floodlights to illuminate the scene as it was by this time dusk and light was fading fast, and also stood by in case a tow was necessary.

After a. prolonged effort the vessel was eventually freed from the mooring and escorted to the lifeboat emergency mooring off the lifeboat station.

The crews then returned the lifeboats to the station and after washing down and refuelling they were re-housed by 10pm.