ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sat 11 March 17

Lifeboat goes to the aid of broken down fishing boat


Time Out  2017-03-11 11:45:00

Time In  2017-03-11 16:45:00

Type  Broken Down Vessel

Position  South of the Shambles

Coxswain  TBN

Mechanic  TBN


Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 1.45pm. on Saturday 11th March, to go to the assistance of a 27’ fishing boat which was on passage from New Haven to Brixham and had broken down.

The vessel which had 2 persons on board suffered gearbox failure approx 6 miles South of The Shambles.

Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew ascertained that those on board the causality vessel were ok and then established a tow and brought her back to Weymouth harbour, arriving at 4.45pm.

She was put alongside the quay close to the Pavilion and was met by Coastguards who offered safety advice to the crew.