Caister Lifeboat launched to rescue broken down wind farm vessel

Caister Lifeboat towing a windfarm support vessel off the coast of Waxham. Picture by Paul Garrod

Caister Lifeboat towing a windfarm support vessel off the coast of Waxham. Picture by Paul Garrod - Credit: Paul Garrod

A lifeboat crew from Caister is carrying out the rescue of a wind farm support vessel, after it lost control of its engines and steering off the coast of Waxham.

Caister Lifeboat was launched at around 2.10pm to recover the broken down vessel, which had around eight people on board at the time.

Crew members are attending the rescue aboard lifeboat Bernard Matthews II, and are in the process of towing the broken down vessel to Great Yarmouth harbour.

Paul Garrod, Caister Lifeboat chairman, said: 'I'd say the vessel is around 70 tonnes - it's probably the biggest thing we've ever towed.'

The vessel was around four miles east of the coast of Waxham when the rescue team arrived.


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