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Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat tasked to 42ft yacht with two persons on board, 2.5 miles from Dungeness

On Friday 04 April, 2014 at 11.30 am, the new RNLI Shannon 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ was tasked to a 42’ yacht with gearbox failure, 2.5 miles east of Dungeness on passage from Dover to Eastbourne with two persons on board. Once on scene, Coxswain Stuart Adams in command of the RNLI lifeboat put one of his crew on board the stricken yacht. After assessment it was established that repairs could not be made to the gearbox so the casualty was towed back to Dover. Coxswain Stuart Adams said “ The two persons on board the yacht were well prepared for their passage and it was unfortunate that they could not resolve the problem that had developed with the gearbox but they did the right thing in calling us, we were happy to assist them”

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Photograph of Dungeness lifeboat with casualty moored in Dover Harbour from by James Clapham, Dover Lifeboat.

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