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Saturday, 04 July 2015

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Barrow lifeboat rescues 40-foot-yacht in early morning call out

IT was an early start to Bank Holiday Monday for the Barrow lifeboat crew who were called to assist a yacht in the Irish Sea.

A 40-foot yacht, with a crew of six, suffered engine failure at 3.10am, 6.5 miles west of Walney.

Barrow’s RNLI lifeboat crew were paged at 3.13am and the lifeboat was launched 14 minutes later with seven crew members aboard under the command of Barrow Coxswain, Shaun Charnley.

The lifeboat reached the yacht by 3.55am and Coxswain Charnley took the casualty vessel under tow for the return journey to Roa Island. The vessel was safely moored at 6.30am and the six people were taken ashore.

The lifeboat was then washed off and re-housed ready for the next service by 7.30am.

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