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FALSE ALARM LAUNCH AFTER BOAT SPOTTED RUNNING EMPTY

bembridgernli400Bembridge RNLI launched their all weather lifeboat earlier than expected this evening (Tuesday) following a launch request from Solent Coastguard.

The volunteer crew had planned to launch for training at 19:00 but at around 17:10 they were tasked to investigate a report of an anchored but unmanned motorboat with its engine running to the South of No Mans Land Fort.

Having located the vessel, it turned out to be a local sailing club’s committee boat that had been left on a mooring with its engine running to charge up the batteries.

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Having ascertained that no one was in any danger, the Alfred Albert Williams lifeboat returned to Bembridge and was rehoused by 17:45.

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