Dungeness RNLI lifeboat assists MFV taking on water near Dungeness Power Station
At 14.52 on Monday 3 June, 2013 the Dungeness RNLI Mersey class lifeboat ‘Pride and Spirit’ was tasked by Dover Coastguard to assist a ten metre fishing vessel with three persons on board that had been holed above the waterline near Dungeness Power Station. Once on scene Coxswain Stuart Adams established that the casualty had managed to pump out the water that had leaked in and had made a temporary repair to the hole. The casualty returned safely to Rye and the RNLI lifeboat returned to station.
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