NEWHAVEN LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TWICE IN TWO DAYS TO BROKEN DOWN VESSELS
September 3 2012.
Volunteers from Newhaven's RNLI lifeboat station were launched on Saturday 1st September at 13:25 to a 20ft Colvic fishing boat with one person on board, which had broken down south of Telecombe Cliffs. The skipper was uncertain of his exact position, so the lifeboat was given a range and bearing from the Newhaven Coast Watch team who had a visual on the vessel.
On Sunday 2nd September, whilst out on exercise, the lifeboat was tasked at 11:09 to a 25ft Fisher motor boat with one person on board. The vessel had broken down one mile south of Cuckmere Haven and was unable to anchor. The boat was on passage from Eastbourne to Brighton when it experienced mechanical failure.
Once on scene at both services, Newhaven's Severn Class lifeboat 'RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland' established a tow and the vessels were taken safely into Newhaven Harbour.
After both services the lifeboat returned to station where it was made ready for the next service.