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Dungeness lifeboat tasked to angling boat with battery failure

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 2 December at 3.53pm, the lifeboat was paged by the UK coastguard to an 18’ angling boat with two persons on board, 2 miles east of Dungeness unable to start their engine due to a flat battery.

Angling boat with Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Dover Harbour

RNLI/Volunteer Crew Member Mark Richardson

Angling boat with flat battery safely in Dover Harbour
Once on scene Coxswain Stuart Adams, in charge of the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ and her volunteer crew, put a crew member on board the casualty to assess the situation and it was decided the stricken vessel should be towed back to its' home port of Dover.

As soon as the casualty was safely berthed in Dover Harbour the RNLI lifeboat returned to Dungeness, refuelled and was ready for service by 8.45pm.

  • Judith Richardson – Dungeness RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
    Tel: 01797 320062/Mob: 07859264226
  • Email: pressofficer@dungenesslifeboat.org.uk
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/South East/East)
    0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
  • For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789




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