Following a mobile call from a crew member to the UK Coastguard, Littlehampton RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Renée Sherman and volunteer crew launched at 10.29am on Thursday 20 April to assist a leisure craft that had suffered engine failure.
The lifeboat headed out towards the stranded vessel reported to be six miles south east of the harbour entrance, weather conditions were good. On arrival at the scene the lifeboat came alongside the casualty and the crew rigged a tow line in preparation for the recovery. The vessel with three people onboard was then taken under tow and returned safely to its moorings, within Littlehampton Marina.
The lifeboat returned to the station at 12.15pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service.