Jul 28, 2007

Angling vessel suffers engine failure at Brazil buoy

Whilst on exercise in the River Mersey, Hoylake Lifeboat was contacted by Liverpool Coastguard and tasked to a 32ft angling vessel that had engine problems. The vessel was anchored in the vicinity of the Brazil buoy in the entrance to the River Mersey. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty in rough seas that occur in close proximity to the Old Rock Channel. Once it was established that the casualty's engine was unserviceable, a tow was connected and the vessel was taken to the safety of Liverpool Commercial docks via Langton lock. The lifeboat then returned to station.


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