Lyme lifeboat rescues Cornish Crabber

Crew answers call for help after boat suffers engine failure off Seaton

LYME Regis lifeboat went to the aid of a 17ft Cornish Crabber after she suffered engine failure yesterday evening (Tuesday).

The crew put to sea at around 5.15pm – just before a scheduled training session – when coastguards reported The Katya was in difficulties between Seaton and Beer.

As the lifeboat prepared for a towing operation the vessel’s engine restarted, but then failed again.

After being towed for much of the journey the crabber, with one man aboard, reached the safety of Lyme Regis harbour under its own power.