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Volunteer crew from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI requested to assess a broken down vessel.

The pagers of the volunteer lifeboat crew from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI again sounded out at 7.48pm on Monday 26 July when they were requested by the UK Coastguard to assess the situation regarding a broken down vessel that had sustained engine failure by Outer Crouch No. 3 buoy with 2 people onboard.

‘Tony & Robert Britt’, the Atlantic Class lifeboat was launched and arrived on scene within minutes.

The people onboard the motor boat were attempting to make their way back on an auxiliary outbound engine but unfortunately were struggling to make headway against the outgoing tide and was low on fuel.

Upon arrival on scene and having assessed the situation, the RNLI volunteer helm made the decision that the safest way to assist the casualty was to take it under tow.

A tow line was quickly established and the casualty was successfully towed into Essex Marina being the nearest suitable facility where upon arrival and grateful for the assistance provided by the Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers, the casualties made a generous donation that was gratefully received.

As a charity independent of government, your generous support matters more than ever in meeting the costs of saving lives at sea. Our volunteer lifesavers give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.

Your kindness saves lives. Every donation will keep our brave volunteers safe on the water and bring them home to their families when the job is done.

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