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Byline: Volunteer crewmen from the RNLI’s Barrow station today, Monday 19th January 2015, launched both the all weather lifeboat ‘Grace Dixon’ and the inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ to go to the aid of a broken down fishing boat
Page Content: The information
about the incident came from Holyhead Coastguard at 5-12pm and the lifeboat was
launched at 5-25pm with Second Coxswain Jonny Long and five crew aboard.

 

The crew quickly
travelled to the casualty vessel which was within a mile due north west of the
lifeboat station. Having arrived they ascertained that the engine was disabled
by an unknown fault and could not immediately be repaired and there were two
persons aboard both uninjured, so it was decided to tow the vessel and occupant
to Ferry Pitching. Due to the depth of water, with low tide of 1.5 metres
having been at 4-57pm, 2nd Cox’n Long decided to call out the
inshore lifeboat to tow the disabled vessel underneath Jubilee Bridge which
would have been too shallow for the Grace Dixon.

 

The inshore
lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth was launched with Paul Wilcock, Adam Cleasby and
Matty Tippins aboard, and when she caught up with the all weather boat the tow
was transferred.  The Grace Dixon
returned to station and after safely landing casualty vessel and crew at Ferry
Pitching the inshore boat also returned to station.

 

Both lifeboats were
washed off and made ready for the next call by 6-40pm.

Byline: Volunteer crewmen from the RNLI’s Barrow station today, Monday 19th January 2015, launched both the all weather lifeboat ‘Grace Dixon’ and the inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ to go to the aid of a broken down fishing boat
Page Content: The information about the incident came from Holyhead Coastguard at 5-12pm and the lifeboat was launched at 5-25pm with Second Coxswain Jonny Long and five crew aboard.   The crew quickly travelled to the casualty vessel which was within a mile due north west of the lifeboat station. Having arrived they ascertained that the engine was disabled by an unknown fault and could not immediately be repaired and there were two persons aboard both uninjured, so it was decided to tow the vessel and occupant to Ferry Pitching. Due to the depth of water, with low tide of 1.5 metres having been at 4-57pm, 2nd Cox’n Long decided to call out the inshore lifeboat to tow the disabled vessel underneath Jubilee Bridge which would have been too shallow for the Grace Dixon.   The inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth was launched with Paul Wilcock, Adam Cleasby and Matty Tippins aboard, and when she caught up with the all weather boat the tow was transferred.  The Grace Dixon returned to station and after safely landing casualty vessel and crew at Ferry Pitching the inshore boat also returned to station.   Both lifeboats were washed off and made ready for the next call by 6-40pm.