Ramsgate RNLI launched to retrieve a dog and owner from stricken catamaran

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 27 October Ramsgate’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Esme Anderson’ was called to help Walmer RNLI's Atlantic 85 lifeboat which had been launched to assist a forty five foot catamaran.

Photo of the Ramsgate Lifeboat 'Esme Anderson' taking the catamaran under tow.

Walmer RNLI

The Ramsgate all-weather lifeboat 'Esme Anderson' takes the catamaran under tow.

The catamaran had called up with engine failure two miles off Deal pier and had one man on board with his dog.

When the crew arrived on the scene they found that due to the weather and strong sea conditions Walmer RNLI was unable to tow the yacht into Ramsgate Harbour.

A spokesman for the RNLI said: 'The owner had taken the precaution of wearing a life jacket himself and his dog was also wearing one. Preparation for any sea journey is so important as weather conditions can deteriorate quickly out on the water'.

The crew from the Esme Anderson was able to attach a line and then towed the casualty back into Ramsgate Harbour.

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Media Contacts:

Karen Cox Ramsgate RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer coxinthebox63@gmail.com 07779 84843.

Paul Dunt RNLI Regional Media Officer London and South East. paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk 07785 296252.

View from the Walmer inshore lifeboat of the Ramsgate lifeboat towing the catamaran.

Walmer RNLI

View from the Walmer inshore lifeboat of the Ramsgate lifeboat towing the catamaran.

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