Hastings lifeboat rescues sick crewman

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Date: 18/03/2009

Author: Clive Mayhew, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Hastings 001 2009

Hastings RNLI lifeboat was called out on Monday (16th March) for the second time in a week to evacuate a sick seaman.

The lifeboat launched after Dover Coastguard had received reports from the car-transporter ‘City of Rome’ that they had a crewman on board who had fallen ill. It was agreed that the Hastings lifeboat would rendezvous with the ship and the two boats eventually met over 10 miles off Hastings.

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