Cowes Lifeboat Station

Rudderless Fishing Boat Towed to East Cowes

22nd February 2019

A 999 call led to Cowes RNLI lifeboat being launched this (Friday) afternoon
to go to the aid of a 23 foot fishing boat.

The fishing boat had anchored in Thorness Bay after losing its anchor.
Despite restricted visibility because of fog it was soon located by the lifeboat,
which towed the fishing boat back to its berth in East Cowes.

This was the first ‘shout’ for new lifeboat crew member Libby Finch (pictured
on board the fishing boat).

The lifeboat, which launched at 2.10 pm, was away from station for one and a
half hours.