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NEWHAVEN LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO FISHING VESSEL ON FIRE

November 5th, 2017.


Newhaven’s Severn Class lifeboat RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland and her volunteer crew were launched at 2:20am on the 31st of October to a fire on a disused fishing vessel to the north of the lifeboat station.


Police, Fire, Ambulance and Coastguards were all tasked to the incident

Due to the low height of the tide, the lifeboats inflatable Y boat was launched and positioned to the north of the vessel on fire.

Firefighters went on board the casualty vessel to tackle the blaze and the ‘Y boat’ stood by in case fire crews needed to be evacuated from the riverside.

The fire was brought under control at 3:45am and fully extinguished by 4:37am.

The Y boat was recovered on to the main lifeboat which was stood down and then returned to station at 5:48am.

No one was injured in this incident


Picture courtesy of Newhaven Coastguard