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COWES LIFEBOAT RESPONDS TO DOUBLE DSC ALERT


Cowes RNLI lifeboat launched to reports of an automatic Mayday alert being transmitted near Osborne Bay this morning (Sunday).

Solent Coastguard requested volunteers to respond at around 09:20 after a DSC alert – a type of Mayday alert issued through a vessel’s radio – was picked up in the vicinity of East Cowes.

The lifeboat quickly identified the vessel at the centre of the alert and the crew were able to confirm that a faulty radio led to the emergency response.

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Just as the lifeboat was returning to Cowes, a second DSC alert was picked up in the area – near the entrance to Southampton Water. Once again the potentially critical situation was confirmed to be a false alarm due to another faulty radio.

With all souls safe and sound, the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat was stood down and was re-housed back at the home station.

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