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Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ gets her first service launch.

On Friday 14 March at 23.38 hours under the command of Coxswain Stuart Adams, the new Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 'The Morrell' was tasked on her first service to a fishing boat with steering problems off Dungeness. The casualty effected repairs and continued on to Brighton. Shannon 13-02 was stood down, re-carriaged and returned to station.

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