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Exmouth RNLI Shannon called to the aid of fishing boat

Exmouth RNLI Shannon called to the aid of fishing boat

Portland coastguard tasked Shannon class R and J Welburn to the aid of a fishing boat taking on water, off Sidmouth at 11.22am on 29 June.

The six crew volunteers aboard the new state-of-the-art lifeboat were on the water within 12 minutes and on scene by 11.55am.

Three crew aboard the 12m fishing vessel had discovered a faulty hose was causing their engine room to flood quickly and they had called for help using the VHF radio. The fault was rectified by the fishing boat crew and the vessel was again fit to continue fishing.

Sidmouth independent lifeboat and Coastguard 106 Helicopter were also tasked to this incident in Lyme Bay.

Author: Exmouth RNLI

Emma Tarling has been a Lifeboat Press Officer at Exmouth Lifeboat Station since May 2011. She is one of over 250 volunteers who work to raise the profile of the RNLI through the media.