Lifeboat launched for vessel in trouble

A LIFEBOAT has been launched following reports of a vessel gone aground.Lowestoft Lifeboat was called to the scene of Ness Point, the most easterly place in the UK, at about 9.45pm.

A LIFEBOAT has been launched following reports of a vessel gone aground.

Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat was called to the scene of Ness Point, the most easterly place in the UK, at about 9.20pm tonightafter being alerted that the small vessel had got into trouble on some rocks.

Three people were rescued safely from the Fast Rescue Craft and were taken back to the Lowestoft harbour. According to reports, sea conditions are rough and winds are up to 45mph.

A spokesman for Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat said: “Despite deteriorating weather conditions, the lifeboat, working in very shallow water, was able to get into the boat and take off the three-man crew. They were shaken but otherwise alright.


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“The vessel was coming into Lowestoft to collect a pump needed for a standby vessel, which is currently off Lowestoft.”

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