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Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat called to a report of a yacht in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

Aldeburgh's all-weather lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, was launched after a report of a 26 foot yacht, with engine failure, half a mile east of Orford Ness, with one person on board.

RNLI/Caron Hill

RNLI Aldeburgh All Weather Lifeboat towing the casualty

At 3.14pm there was a launch request by UK Coastguard, with the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) being launched soon afterwards.

Once on scene, the crew of the Freddie Cooper assessed the casualty then established a tow. The ALB then towed the yacht to the entrance of Harwich Harbour, where it was met by Harwich inshore lifeboat (ILB) and accompanied to a safe mooring at Shotley Marina.

Aldeburgh ALB returned to station at 7.50pm.

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Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email chillpress@hotmail.co.uk

Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer (North and East) 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789


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