Shoreham lifeboat crews attend stricken vessel off Worthing Pier

Shoreham all weather lifeboat was launched to a Fairline motor vessel, which had reported an engine fire at 3.25pm on Friday (March 17).

The vessel was taken back to Shoreham Harbour
The vessel was taken back to Shoreham Harbour

The fire on the 10.5m vessel with two people on board was out but it had disabled the engine south west of Worthing Pier.

It had been on passage from Brighton Marina to Poole.

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Once on scene, the crew established the fire was out.

A towline was set up between the vessel and the lifeboat and it was taken to Shoreham Harbour.

The coastguard unit and Shoreham firefighters checked the boat to make sure the fire would not reignite.

The lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

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