Lyme lifeboat rescues stranded fishermen

PUBLISHED: 19:45 24 April 2011

Lyme lifeboat

Lyme lifeboat


Pearl of Dorset tows broken down vessel back to port

TWO men aboard a broken down commercial fishing vessel were rescued by the crew of the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat today (Easter Sunday).

The vessel, Harvest Queen, developed engine failure nearly three miles south-west of West Bay harbour and was at anchor when the lifeboat arrived.

The engine was restarted as the lifeboat stood by, but failed again.

Harvest Queen was then towed to safety in West Bay harbour.

The lifeboat, Pearl of Dorset, was launched at 8.55am and returned to her base in Lyme Regis at 10.15am.

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