Stranded motor boat assisted by Littlehampton RNLI
on Saturday 24 January a 999 call was received by the coastguard from the crew of a small motor boat reporting engine failure and that they were stranded near the entrance to Littlehampton harbour, unable to proceed up the river to their moorings. The volunteer crew of Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat were paged at 5pm.
The RNLI stations Atlantic 7O5 Blue Peter 1 lifeboat was launched ten minutes later with volunteer crew members Rob Devo, Ivan Greer, and Richard Winstanley aboard, and headed out towards the stranded vessel. At the scene alongside the vessel the volunteer crew members rigged a tow line in preparation for its recovery.
The vessel was then taken under tow and was returned safely to its moorings. The lifeboat returned to the station at 6:05pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service.
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Key facts about the RNLI: The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 140 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives.
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