Lowestoft lifeboat rescues fishing boat that broke down off Dunwich

Lowestoft Lifeboat. Picture: ERIC JOHNSTONE

Lowestoft Lifeboat. Picture: ERIC JOHNSTONE - Credit: Archant

A small fishing vessel that broke down just off the coast of Dunwich, had to be rescued by the Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat.

Humber Coastguard received a call from the boat – which had two people aboard – at about 11.30pm on Wednesday, July 13.

The Lowestoft Lifeboat was sent out about an hour later and towed the boat back to safety – with the boat arriving back to the shore by about 3.30am.

Coxswain John Fox said: 'When we reached the 10 metre fishing boat 'Serene' which was two miles off the Dunwich coast, the two man crew told us that the vessel had suffered electrical failure.

'A tow line was connected and it took us just over an hour in calm conditions to tow the craft back to Lowestoft and moor her in Hamilton Dock.

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