ALB Launches, Weymouth

Wed 17 April 19

ALB launched to a 65' MFV broken down


Time Out  2019-04-17 17:40:00

Time In  2019-04-17 21:30:00

Type  Converted MFV

Position  2.5' West Blacknor

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Creon Carmichael


Solent Coastguards requested Lifeboat assistance to a Pan Pan call from a 65’ converted MFV, broken down and drifting in think fog 2.5’ West of Blacknor Point, Portland
The ALB launched and proceeded towards the casualty. A near by fishing vessel also responded to the casualty’s call.
Once on scene the situation was assessed and a tow passed to the vessel. The coastguards released the fishing vessel with thanks, and the Pan Pan call was cancelled.
The ALB towed the vessel to Portland Marine, where it was taken alongside the ALB’s port side, and moored on the inside of the fuel berth.
The ALB was then released to return to station, refuelled and made ready for service.