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CRIPPLED FISHING BOAT TOWED TO SAFETY

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

The 12ft 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 15:05 and eventually towed the craft to Cowes Yacht Haven. It returned to station just 38 minutes later.

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