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Plymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat crew tasked to assist broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Plymouth's volunteer RNLI crew were tasked at 11.08am on Saturday (4 November) by Falmouth Coastguard to assist a 20 foot vessel

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Assistance was required by the RNLI to assist a broken down boat by the Tamar bridge. The vessel had engine failure with two persons on board, they were anchored safely underneath Tamar bridge but required a tow.

The inshore lifeboat launched at 11.20am. There was a November nip in the air but sunny and the sea state was flat. Once on scene the volunteer crew established a tow with the vessel and took the casualty to Mayflower Marina. All was well and the crew returned the lifeboat to its berth ready for service.

Notes to editors

  • Plymouth RNLI lifeboat has been operating since 1862. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/plymouth

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