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Two RNLI Lifeboats Launched To Assist A Rye Fishing Vessel With Engine Fire

On 30 September at 16.00 hours the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch to assist the Rye RNLI Inshore lifeboat to tackle an engine fire on board the MFV 'Nicole B' 2 miles south east of Dungeness Point.

Stuart Adams, Coxswain in charge of the Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat said 'On arrival at the scene the Rye Inshore lifeboat had already taken off two persons. I put two of my crew members aboard the casualty together with a fire pump and after assessing the situation my crew sealed the engine room.  The lifeboat then took the stricken vessel under tow to Rye Harbour and were met by the fire brigade wearing breathing apparatus who successfully and safely extinguished the fire'.