Cowes Lifeboat Station

Crippled Fishing Boat Towed to Safety

14th March 2014

Cowes Lifeboat, Sheena Louise, prepares to tow the Jolly Dodger.

Cowes Lifeboat, Sheena Louise, prepares to tow the Jolly Dodger.

Cowes RNLI lifeboat lost no time in going to the aid of a broken down fishing boat today, amid concerns that the craft was in danger of drifting into the Solent’s main shipping lane.

The 12 foot Jolly Dodger, with two anglers aboard, alerted Solent Coastguard that it was unable to restart its engine after fishing off East Cowes.

The lifeboat was launched at 3.05 pm and eventually towed the craft to Cowes Yacht Haven. It returned to station 38 minutes later.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.

Photo Credit: RNLI/Cowes