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Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat was tasked to small angling boat broken down in the shipping lane

Dover Coastguard tasked the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat while out on exercise on the morning of Sunday 28 April to a 16’ angling boat with two persons on board broken down with engine failure, six miles south of Folkestone. The RNLI lifeboat took the casualty under tow to Folkestone Harbour. Coxswain Stuart Adams said “the casualty did the right thing asking for assistance after it lost its power in the busy shipping lane”

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 Photos by Dungeness RNLI crewman Rod Bradnam Photos by Adam Cowell - Walmer RNLI lifeboat station
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