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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked to 27’ yacht suffering engine failure with three persons on board

At 19.03 hours on 1 May, 2013 the RNLI lifeboat ‘Pride and Spirit’ was tasked by Dover Coastguard to assist a 27’ yacht experiencing engine failure, three miles south east of Dungeness. The casualty was on passage from Eastbourne to Dover with three persons on board. Once on scene the RNLI lifeboat took the casualty under tow to Dover.

Coxswain Stuart Adams said “they were well prepared and tried to fix their engine problem two hours prior to calling the lifeboat, however they had to battle the tide and the winds and were unable to make any headway and did the right thing by calling for assistance”

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Photo taken by Dungeness RNLI crew member Simon Collins

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