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Dungeness lifeboat assists yacht with engine failure

On Thursday 16 July at 9.50pm Dover Coastguard tasked the RNLI Shannon class Dungeness lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ to a 35’ yacht with two persons on board reporting engine failure, 3 miles southeast of the station.

yacht 20150716Photo by volunteer crew member Terry AshfordOnce on scene Coxswain Stuart Adams, in command of the lifeboat assessed the situation and decided the vessel should be towed to a safe mooring in Dover Harbour. Coxswain Adams said ‘An elderly person on board the casualty expressed his concerns of having to call us out but we always advise that if in doubt, it is better to call us sooner rather than later’

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