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Friday, 6 June 2014

#RNLI lifeboat Ivan Ellen tows in the Emma Louise after she loses her steering




Penlee lifeboat Ivan Ellen was called out at 5.15 am this morning after the Emma Louise lost her steering...




necessitating assistance from the AWB...



here the crew shorten up the long tow rope...



so the lifeboat has more control...


and greater manoeuvrability when coming in through the gaps...


not easy even in these calm conditions, here the crew prepare with big fenders over the bow as a precaution...


before passing close to the end of the quay...


which then gives the lifeboat crew the time to put short ends aboard and guide the crabber to a quayside berth...



the AIS from VesselTracker shows just how quickly the lifeboat was able to locate and escort the crabber safely back to port - nice work Patch and the boys!