Three rescued after boat breaks down

Three rescued after boat breaks down

Three rescued after boat breaks down

First published in News
Last updated

WEYMOUTH lifeboat came to the rescue of three people this afternoon whose boat had broken down.

The inshore lifeboat was launched at 2pm and went to the aid of a motor cruiser which ran into problems not far from the entrance to Weymouth Harbour.

The lifeboat towed the stricken vessel to the town slipway at Commercial Road where a coastguard team were waiting to give advice.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:41pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

It should be made mandatory for all small motor vessels to be fitted with an auxiliary engine (where practical). Small speedboats, RIBS, etc, should also be equipped with paddles.
The marine insurance industry could lead such stipulations and the RNLI really should consider making a charge for towing craft where no auxiliary propulsion provision has been carried, or the craft has run out of fuel.
It should be made mandatory for all small motor vessels to be fitted with an auxiliary engine (where practical). Small speedboats, RIBS, etc, should also be equipped with paddles. The marine insurance industry could lead such stipulations and the RNLI really should consider making a charge for towing craft where no auxiliary propulsion provision has been carried, or the craft has run out of fuel. Tinker2
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree