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A glorious weekend for some but a busy one for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI

A glorious weekend for some but a busy one for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI when at 5.25pm on Saturday 12 June they were tasked to assist a 33’ yacht that had snagged their mooring line it’s propeller. Their Atlantic Class lifeboat ‘Tony and Robert Britt’ was launched and promptly freed the yacht.

Then at 6.20pm on Sunday 13 June it was a double shout with both their Atlantic Class ‘Tony & Robert Britt’ and D Class lifeboats being launched to assist two 45’ motor boats, with two people on each, where one of the motor boats entangled it’s propeller in the others anchor chain off the River Roach in Shelford Creek.

The incident commenced at 6.10pm when Southend Coastguard were tasked to get eyes on and monitor the situation from the MOD test establishment on Foulness.
Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI were then tasked to assist and after a period of time were able to untangle and free the vessels allowing the motor boats to continue their journey.

Both lifeboats returned to station and made ready for the next occasion that they would be called upon.

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For more information please contact Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07802 418298 or email: CasualtyPeter_Harris@rnli.org.uk

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