Hayling Island RNLI assists in rescue of sailors from blazing boat

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Date: 29/03/2009

Author: Carol Carter, Hayling Island RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: Launch 2009.03.29

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Hayling Island RNLI stand guard as fire-fighters tackle the blazing boat

The Hayling Island RNLI inshore lifeboats were involved in the rescue of four men from a blazing 40ft motor cruiser in Chichester Harbour on Sunday 29th March.

 

The boat was on a short trip from Northney Marina, north of Hayling Island, when one of the vessel’s engines caught fire. The four men on board had been taken off the blazing vessel by the independent lifeboat service, Hayling Rescue, using their rigid inflatable boat which was first on scene. They were then transferred to the Hayling Island RNLI Atlantic 85, B Class Lifeboat, Derrick Battle.

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