COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Coastguards help lost man on sloping cliff and boats with engine failure (From Dorset Echo)
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COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Coastguards help lost man on sloping cliff and boats with engine failure
7:54am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
COASTGUARDS helped to assist boats with engine failure and a lost man on a sloping cliff.
Portland coastguard was called by fishing vessel Mrs Bee shortly after midday after it had suffered main engine failure at Old Harry Rocks.
Coastguards kept watch over the boat as it continued under auxiliary power. Another vessel also stood by as the fishing boat made it safely to Poole Harbour.
An inflatable boat was investigated by coastguards shortly after half 4pm yesterday due to public concern for the boat’s safety, with one person on board.
The boat was travelling from Lymington to Christchurch and both owner and boat were found safe and well.
Just before 6pm yesterday, St Albans Head Coastguard Rescue Officers were called after a 999 call from a lost man.
The man was tangled in brambles on a sloping cliff and had lost his way on the Emmets Hill coast path near St Aldhems Head. The cliff team recovered the man to the top of the cliff using rope rescue equipment.
Portland coastguards were alerted to a 25ft fishing boat which had a water jacket problem with its engine shortly after 7pm yesterday.
Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was called to assist the boat called Rum Runner, which had two people on board. The boat was able to jury rig a cooling water supply and made it safely back to its mooring in Weymouth Harbour, escorted by the inshore lifeboat.
Communication with a general cargo boat with 21 people on board was kept by coastguards after it carried out a repair on its main engine pump.
Shortly before 8pm yesterday the boat Polarlight took out the repair south of Portland. The repair was finished quickly and the boat resumed its journey.
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