Exmouth RNLI comes to broken-down fishing boat’s rescue with powerless vessel ‘at risk of drifting out of control’

Exmouth RNLI came to the aid of a broken-down fishing boat ‘at risk of drifting out of control’ at sea last night (Friday, June 5).

The charity’s inshore lifeboat was launched at around 9.10pm following reports the stricken vessel had suffered engine problems and lost power off Straight Point.

It was towed to the safety of Shelley Beach by the RNLI crew.

The fishing boat was not damaged and the three people on board were uninjured.

The boat was at risk of drifting out of control…

Exmouth RNLI helm Henry Mock said” “We acted on a report of a private fishing vessel whose three occupants, despite their best efforts, were unable to restart their engine and regain power.

“The boat was at risk of drifting out of control. Myself and my crew were able to reach the boat very quickly where we fixed a tow and assisted the vessel back to safety.”

The lifeboat was back at its Exmouth seafront station and ready for service by 10.55pm.

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