The ‘Alfred Albert Williams’ All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) launched at around 18:50 at the request of Solent Coastguard to the aid of the 32ft motorboat ‘Ligea’ that had broken down between Langstone Harbour and Bembridge with 2 crew onboard. Having located the boat and resolved her problem, Bembridge Lifeboat then escorted the vessel into Langstone Harbour.
Before returning to Bembridge, the ALB and her crew were re-tasked to assist a 28ft angling boat called ‘Wight Thyme’ that had broken down with a fuel problem just south of the Nab Tower. Unable to get her engine working, Bembridge Lifeboat towed the casualty vessel and her 2 crew into Bembridge Harbour.
The lifeboat was rehoused at around 21:30.