Lowestoft lifeboat completes three-hour tow to help fishing boat

The Lowestoft lifeboat was called to help a fishing vessel that had gearbox problems. Picture: Mick

The Lowestoft lifeboat was called to help a fishing vessel that had gearbox problems. Picture: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

The Lowestoft lifeboat was called out this morning (Thursday) after a small fishing boat reported gearbox problems.

The call came in at 9.38am, after the Lady Cinderella vessel reported the problem – when positioned 15 miles east of Lowestoft.

It took the crew of the Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat Patsy Knight, about 30 minutes to reach the boat, which had one fisherman on board.

In calm conditions, the vessel was towed back to port by the lifeboat – which took about three hours.

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