Eastbourne lifeboat crews rescue three people from stranded ship

Eastbourne lifeboat crews were alerted to a stranded ship on Friday night (May 3).

Sunday, 5th May 2019, 5:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th May 2019, 5:33 pm

The ship, which had three people on board, became stranded after its engine failed.

RNLI Eastbourne shared photos on Facebook of the lifeboat returning to Sovereign Harbour.

A spokesman said: “Some pictures courtesy of Carl Pocock, lifeboat operations manager of the All Weather Lifeboat returning to Sovereign Harbour during last nights call out to assist a 14-metre, 18-tonne vessel with three persons on board that had suffered engine failure whilst on passage to Poole.”

Eastbourne lifeboat crews assisting the stranded ship. Picture by Carl Pocock

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The lifeboat returning to Sovereign Harbour. Picture by Carl Pocock