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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked to 19’ angling vessel with engine failure

At 14.03 hours on Sunday 17 November the Dungeness Mersey class lifeboat “Pride and Spirit” was tasked to a 19' angling boat with three persons on board suffering engine failure 2 miles off Dungeness. Once on scene it was established the problem had been sorted by the casualty and once the lifeboat had made sure it was safe to continue the casualty made their way back to the Varne Boat Club ramp at LIttlestone. Our lifeboat returned to station.

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