Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked to a collision nine miles south of Dungeness.
The RNLI Mersey class lifeboat “Pride and Spirit’ under the command of Coxswain Stuart Adams launched at approximately 3 am on Saturday 11 January 2014 to a collision nine miles south of Dungeness between a tug and its tow and another vessel which anchored to identify damage off Newhaven. Once on scene it was established there were no injuries reported and the RNLI lifeboat was asked to stand-by. Later in the day Dover RNLI lifeboat was tasked together with the Trinity tug Galatea to take over from Dungeness lifeboat and while they continued to make their way to shore, we returned to station.
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