Dungeness Lifeboat assists broken down yacht
On Sunday 14 June 2015 at 10.30AM Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat “The Morrell” tasked to 12 meter sailing yacht with three people on board.
Whilst on exercise this morning our volunteer crew were diverted from training by Dover Coastguard to a yacht suffering engine failure three miles north east of Dungeness point. The lifeboat was quickly on scene and a crew member put aboard to assist and diagnosed the problem as a fuel supply issue. It was decided the best coarse of action would be to take the vessel under tow to Folkestone harbour, there it would be met by Dover RNLI lifeboat “City of London 2” which was exercising with Littlestone lifeboat “ Fred Clarke”. Dungeness RNLI lifeboat reached Folkestone at 12.30PM and the casualty passed to the care of Dover RNLI lifeboat. Littlestone lifeboat assisted by transferring crew members between the yacht and the two all weather lifeboats. We were then released from service by Dover coastguard and returned to station at 1pm.
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