Anglers-in-trouble-in-foggy-conditions

Byline: Sheerness lifeboat was called to assist an angling boat that had broken down and in a dangerous situation being surrounded by thick fog.
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The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all weather lifeboat (ALB) George and Ivy Swanson  had just returned to station in Sheerness Docks from a training exercise when they were called to the assistance of a 31 foot angling boat named ’Ocean Warrior’ with two people on board.

The vessel was broken down and at anchor with electrical failure west of the Red Sands Towers and surrounded by dense fog.

The ALB launched at 1.25 pm and found the stricken vessel at 2.15pm. A tow line was safely attached and the casualty was under tow at 2.22pm and taken to the safety of the all tide landing at Queenborough Harbour.

Robin Castle, Sheerness RNLI Coxswain, said: ‘The service was carried out in dense fog with visibility of less than one cable, which is just 200yds in length.’

The ALB was back on station and ready for service at 4.20pm.
 
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Media contacts:
• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.ukJames Oxley
• RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789       
       

Byline: Sheerness lifeboat was called to assist an angling boat that had broken down and in a dangerous situation being surrounded by thick fog.
Page Content:

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all weather lifeboat (ALB) George and Ivy Swanson  had just returned to station in Sheerness Docks from a training exercise when they were called to the assistance of a 31 foot angling boat named ’Ocean Warrior’ with two people on board.

The vessel was broken down and at anchor with electrical failure west of the Red Sands Towers and surrounded by dense fog.

The ALB launched at 1.25 pm and found the stricken vessel at 2.15pm. A tow line was safely attached and the casualty was under tow at 2.22pm and taken to the safety of the all tide landing at Queenborough Harbour.

Robin Castle, Sheerness RNLI Coxswain, said: ‘The service was carried out in dense fog with visibility of less than one cable, which is just 200yds in length.’

The ALB was back on station and ready for service at 4.20pm.
 
ENDS
 
Media contacts:
• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.ukJames Oxley
• RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789