Lowestoft Lifeboat and coastguard rescue officers aid stranded motor cruiser
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A stranded motor cruiser that had suffered engine failure has been successfully assisted by a volunteer lifeboat crew.
The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat, Patsy Knight, was called out at 9.50am this morning (Thursday) to go to the aid of a small motor cruiser, which was stranded just off the town's harbour entrance.
The vessel – a 23ft motor cruiser called Natterjack – had suffered engine failure, and Lowestoft lifeboat coxswain John Fox said: 'We spotted the vessel from the lifeboat station as it left the port and the next thing we heard them call for help as their engines had failed.
'Our crew assembled very quickly and we soon launched and arrived alongside the Natterjack, which was a quarter of a mile from the pierheads.
'We connected a towline and brought the stranded vessel and its two-man crew safely into the yacht basin, where it was met by the Lowestoft and Southwold coastguard rescue teams.'