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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat responds to a collision in the English Channel

On Saturday 24 March at 10.30 hours the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat "Pride and Spirit' was launched to a collision six miles south of Dungeness Point between two vessels, the tanker Gas Arctic and the cargo vessel Spring Bok, with visability down to half a mile.

Navy Patrol Vessel HMS Tyne, which was nearby was also asked to assist. With no injuries reported, the RNLI lifeboat and the Navy Patrol Vessel were tasked to standby, assess the damage and take photographs.

After assessment the two casualties were capable to proceed to their ports and the RNLI lifeboat returned to station at 13.30 hours.

Damage to Gas Artic Damage to Spring Bok
HMS Tyne and Pride and Spirit Pride and Spirit