Hastings lifeboat launched to stranded angling boat

Hastings’ all-weather lifeboat launched on Saturday morning (July 13) to a stranded angling boat.

Monday, 15th July 2019, 11:57 am
Photos courtesy of Simon and Ross from Hastings lifeboat. SUS-190715-105217001
Photos courtesy of Simon and Ross from Hastings lifeboat. SUS-190715-105217001

The boat experienced engine failure approximately 12 nautical miles south of Hastings, which meant it was in the potentially dangerous shipping lanes, according to a spokesman for the Hastings lifeboat.

The Hastings all-weather boat and her volunteer crew were soon on scene. They quickly established a tow and brought the vessel safely back to the East Hastings Sea Angling Association.

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Photos courtesy of Simon and Ross from Hastings lifeboat. SUS-190715-105206001

Hastings Lifeboat’s coxswain/mechanic Phil Jones said: “This was a relatively straightforward job for us, but to a boat in a potentially perilous situation.

“The fact we were able to reach the vessel so quickly meant there was a swift and safe resolution to the problem.

“It also provided our volunteer crew with an ideal opportunity to put some their training into practice.”