PHOTO UPDATE: Lowestoft lifeboat called out to vessel drifting at sea

The RNLI Spirit of Lowestoft lifeboat

The RNLI Spirit of Lowestoft lifeboat - Credit: Archant é 2009

A former fishing boat was rescued by Lowestoft lifeboat today after it lost its steering.

The crew of RNLI lifeboat the Spirit of Lowestoft toss a line to the stricken former fishing vessel

The crew of RNLI lifeboat the Spirit of Lowestoft toss a line to the stricken former fishing vessel MV Vagrkar. - Credit: Archant

The RNLI lifeboat Spirit of Lowestoft was called out at about 2.30pm to Swedish-built ex-fishing vessel MV Vagrkar.

The boat, which is now being used for leisure, had lost its steering and was drifting five miles north east of Lowestoft.

The 23-metre long vessel had four people on board.

The lifeboat successfully towed the stricken boat back to harbour, reaching Lowestoft at about 5.30pm.


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