Hoylake RNLI called out to rescue 6 people on-board a boat suffering engine problems

Credit: RNLI

Hoylake RNLI were called out to a catamaran that was suffering engine problems near the Mersey Bar last night.

The boat was a 46 tonnes high speed catamaran which had suffered power problems in one of its twin engines and was having difficulty manoeuvring.

The vessel had six persons on board who had been working on the Burbo windfarm extension.

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Credit: RNLI

The Hoylake RNLI lifeboat reached the catamaran in less than half an hour and was then taken under tow to Langton Lock where it entered the dock system for repairs.

Lifeboat crewman Dave Crozier said; “is just one of the situations which we train so hard for week in and week out all year in all weather. Jobs like this make all that time and effort worthwhile.

“It has been a long night but as RNLI volunteer crew we all feel privileged to be able to serve the community at times like this”.

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