Brighton lifeboat crew called out to two rescues in quick succession

Posted On 14 Jun 2015 at 4:00 pm

The RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew were called out twice in quick succession to rescue people after they got into difficulty at sea.

According to the Brighton lifeboat website: “While attending Shoreham Harbour lifeboat’s 150th anniversary, the volunteer lifeboat crew of Brighton lifeboat were diverted by Solent Coastguard today (Sunday 14 June) to a yacht in difficulty.

“The yacht in difficulty raised the alarm by a pan-pan call after his yacht was overheating and the second person on board was suffering from severe seasickness.

“Brighton lifeboat made best speed to the last known position of the yacht and the located the casualty vessel just south of the West Pier.

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“Two crew members were transferred on to the casualty vessel to secure a tow and provide medical assistance to the unwell person on board the vessel.

“Once a tow was established the yacht was towed back into Brighton Marina.

“Brighton lifeboat were stood down 12.06pm.

“While cleaning down the boat Solent Coastguard request Brighton Lifeboat to launch for the second time after emergency services had been contacted with reports of a small boat 300m off Rottingdean with engine failure.

“The lifeboat was quick to launch and quickly located the dingy with one person on board.

“The gentleman was transferred to the lifeboat and a tow was established and taken back to Brighton Marina.

“Brighton Lifeboat were stood down and ready for service at 12.47pm.”

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