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Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew take vessel on tow

Lifeboats News Release

Two people aboard a 53ft Sunseeker received assistance from a fishing vessel and Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew in the afternoon on Friday, 12 July 2019.

Photo of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

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Photo of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

The casulaties had called a May Day when the steering on the Sunseeker became stuck to starboard which is to the right of the vessel as you look forward. They were located around 6 miles to the north east of Hopes Nose.

A fishing vessel in the area had responded and towed the Sunseeker for approximately two miles with the lifeboat shadowing, the crew then took over the tow and returned the vessel to Torbay.

The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station at 3.45pm.

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