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Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteer crew tasked to assist a 25’ sailing boat that had run aground.

Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteer crew were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 5.13pm on 20 July to assist a 25’ sailing boat that had run aground.

The Atlantic Class Lifeboat ‘Tony & Robert Britt’ was launched to assist the casualty that was heading for the Upriver Yacht Club when she ran aground on the Swallow Tail.

Upon arrival on scene, the volunteers from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI assessed the situation and found the casualty vessel had sustained damage to her rudder. As a consequence the volunteer helm made the decision that taking the casualty under tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualty.

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For more information please contact Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07802 418298 or email: 20.7Peter_Harris@rnli.org.uk

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