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Dungeness RNLI assists cabin cruiser with failed propellers

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.25pm on 12 April 2019, Dungeness RNLB ‘The Morrell’ and her volunteer crew were tasked to assist a 16m cabin cruiser with failed propellers located 5 miles north east of Dungeness.

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The casualty being towed into Dover

The casualty and her 4 persons on board were on passage to Brighton from Brightlingsea when they ran into difficulties with their propellers.

Once on scene, two volunteer crew went aboard the casualty vessel to assess the situation and it was established that the casualty should be towed to Dover. The vessel was then towed to Dover for repairs.

Coxswain, Stuart Adams says: ‘Our volunteer crew were efficient as always in assisting the casualty. The casualty was well prepared but unfortunate on this occasion and we wish them well on their passage.’

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The casualty moored alongside in Dover

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