Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked to recover empty liferaft for identification.
On Friday 6 June at 11.30 am the new Dungeness Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 “The Morrell’ was tasked by Dover Coastguard to recover an empty liferaft sighted 7 miles north east of Dungeness. The liferaft was identified as one reportedly missing a few days earlier and was taken back to the lifeboat station.
Photograph of lifeboat leaving boathouse from Judith Richardson LPO
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