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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat called out to 43' catamaran, snared in fishing ropes.

At 03.53 hours on Sunday 20 May, 2012 the RNLI Mersey class lifeboat 'Pride and Spirit' was launched to assist the 43' catamaran 'EON' who was pinned down with its two propellors snared in fishing ropes, 5 miles from Dungeness. The casualty was on passage from Hayling Island to Canvey Island with two persons on board.

Once on scene, two crewmen from the RNLI lifeboat were put on board the casualty to cut away the ropes from the fouled propellors. Coxswain Stuart Adams, in charge of the RNLI lifeboat said” it was very unfortunate for the two professional crew onboard the casualty to have both the catamaran’s propellors caught up in the fishing ropes”

The RNLI lifeboat towed the casualty to Dover Harbour to have any damage assessed returning to Dungeness lifeboat station by 11.30 hours.

eon on tow 200512 eon and lifeboat tied up