Sailors rescued by lifeboat

Dorset Echo: RESCUE: Weymouth Lifeboat tows the vessel in Weymouth Harbour. Picture Weymouth RNLI RESCUE: Weymouth Lifeboat tows the vessel in Weymouth Harbour. Picture Weymouth RNLI

WEYMOUTH Lifeboat came to the rescue of a boat which broke down off Portland today.

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon after coastguards received an emergency call.

The stricken boat, a 26ft rigid inflatable boat (RIB) called No Mercy 2, had two people aboard who were on a return journey back to Weymouth from the Channel Islands.

It suffered engine failure close to the Shambles Bank off Portland.

Lifeboat spokesman Ken Francis said the lifeboat was launched at 3.35pm.

He added: “Once on scene the lifeboat passed a tow to the vessel and took her to the waiting pontoon near to Weymouth Town Bridge arriving back at 5.20pm.”

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7:17pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.
They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing. Tinker2
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9:40pm Sun 16 Mar 14

portland rebel says...

Tinker2 wrote:
They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.
sshhhh unless i know what im talking about i need to learn to keep my mouth shut
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.[/p][/quote]sshhhh unless i know what im talking about i need to learn to keep my mouth shut portland rebel
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4:19pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

portland rebel wrote:
Tinker2 wrote: They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.
sshhhh unless i know what im talking about i need to learn to keep my mouth shut
???
[quote][p][bold]portland rebel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.[/p][/quote]sshhhh unless i know what im talking about i need to learn to keep my mouth shut[/p][/quote]??? Tinker2
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9:50pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Tinker2 wrote:
They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.
I agree. I would never set to sea without a rudimentary backup engine. They should start charging for such mo-mo's.
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: They should have had an auxiliary outboard as a back up means of propulsion. No excuse! On occasions like these the RNLI should charge people for towing.[/p][/quote]I agree. I would never set to sea without a rudimentary backup engine. They should start charging for such mo-mo's. Sigurd Hoberth
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