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Fishing boat suffers engine failure
Updated 10:31am Monday 23rd June 2014 in News
VOLUNTEERS from Barrow's RNLI station helped a stricken vessel last night after it suffered engine failure in Walney Channel.
The inshore lifeboat was launched at 8.15pm on Sunday June 22 to a small fishing boat in Walney Channel, north of Walney Bridge.
Liverpool Coastguard requested assistance for the vessel and the Barrow lifeboat, called 'Vision of Tamworth’ was launched with a crew of Adam Cleasby and second coxswain Jonny Long.
They reported that the casualty vessel was being pushed north towards Duddon Estuary by the tide which had just reached a high water of 7.8 metres.
When the lifeboat arrived it was located near to Walney Meetings but was quickly taken in tow by the lifeboat and put ashore safely.
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