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TWO SHOUTS FOR NEWHAVEN LIFEBOAT

April 16 2012.



Newhaven Lifeboat responds to vessel taking on water.
Volunteers from Newhaven's RNLI lifeboat station were tasked at 16:14 on Saturday 14th April to a 20ft motor cruiser, which was taking on water one mile south of Peacehaven.

Newhaven's all-weather Severn Class lifeboat RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland proceeded at speed to the casualty arriving on the scene at 16:25. The two persons on board the vessel were transferred to the lifeboat and a crew member was put aboard the casualty. The reason for the water ingress was identified and the vessel was prepared for towing.

A slow tow was established and once in Newhaven harbour the inflatable "Y boat" was launched. The "Y boat" then placed the casualty onto a berth in Newhaven Marina.

The "Y boat" was then recovered and the lifeboat then returned to station at 17:50.


Newhaven Lifeboat responds to vessel with a reported engine fire.
Volunteers from Newhaven's RNLI lifeboat station were tasked at 15:25 on Sunday 15th April to a 18.5ft motor cruiser, which was thought to have an engine fire.

Newhaven's all-weather Severn Class lifeboat RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland proceeded at speed to the casualty which was approximately 1.5 miles south east of Newhaven, arriving on scene at 15:45. It was quickly established that there was no fire, but there had been a serious mechanical failure.

The two persons on board the casualty boat were transferred to the lifeboat and a crew member was put on board their vessel.

A tow was established with the casualty and once in the harbour the inflatable "Y boat" was launched. The "Y boat then towed the casualty to a slipway at Denton Island in Newhaven.

The Y boat was then recovered and the lifeboat then returned to station at 17:05.