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Alderney RNLI’s relief lifeboat launched to help two fishermen

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Alderney’s relief RNLI lifeboat the Corine Whitley launched at 8.55am this morning (Monday) to help the skipper, and his crewman, of the locally-registered fishing boat Steren Mor which suffered engine failure one and a half miles east of the island.

The Trent class lifeboat was on scene in 15 minutes, and the eight-metre long fishing boat was taken in tow. Both vessels were secure back in Braye Harbour by 9.50am.
 
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For more information please contact Nigel Soane-Sands, Alderney RNLI Station Press Officer Alderney RNLI Station Press Officer, on 07781 101 957 or nigel@soanesands.com  

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