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Four calls in eight days for lifeboats

Shoreham's inshore lifeboat crew ENGSUS00120121008180000

Shoreham's inshore lifeboat crew ENGSUS00120121008180000

LIFEBOAT crews were called out four times in the last week, to help stranded sailors.

The inshore lifeboat was launched to a capsized dinghy just west of Shoreham Harbour at midday last Saturday.

The crew spotted a kayak with a homemade sail and another small vessel with a man in the water, east of the harbour entrance.

The man was pulled from the water and once he was found to be all right, one of the crew took the kayak and paddled it ashore, closely followed by the lifeboat.

The man and the kayak were landed ashore near Carats Café on Southwick Beach and the lifeboat returned to station.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched to a broken down vessel five miles south of Shoreham Harbour last Tuesday.

The 18ft yacht had suffered engine failure, with two people on board. A tow line was set up and the boat was taken back into Shoreham Harbour, where the tow was passed to a fishing vessel, which took the yacht through the locks on to her berth.

While out on exercise up the River Adur, the Shoreham inshore lifeboat was tasked to a broken down 18ft leisure fishing boat near the lifeboat station at 3.55pm on Saturday.

It was on scene in two minutes, to find the boat with two people on board had suffered a failed water pump. It was towed to a mooring at Sussex Yacht Club.

The inshore lifeboat was also launched at 7.25pm to assist a 26ft yacht about one mile south of Shoreham Harbour entrance.

Once outside the harbour, the crew spotted a yacht with two people on board about two miles to the south west.

The yacht was escorted to the harbour entrance, then towed through the lock, before the lifeboat returned to station.

 

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