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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked to cabin cruiser with suspected engine fire

On Thursday 24 March at 10.45am the lifeboat was requested to launch to a 12 metre cabin cruiser, 3 miles south west of Dungeness Point with three persons on board on passage from Southampton to Ramsgate.

Once on scene Coxswain Stuart Adams, in charge of the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 'The Morrell' put a volunteer crew member aboard the casualty to assess the situation. It was established there was not a fire but there was a problem with the engine and a tow to Dover Harbour for safety was necessary.  Coxswain Adams said ' The crew on the casualty were well prepared for the passage to Ramsgate but unfortunately an electrical problem developed and their engine would not start'.

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Photograph by volunteer RNLI crew member Rod Bradnam

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