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Sheerness: RNLI rescue cabin cruiser 'Miracle'

The Sheerness RNLI was called to a small yacht in trouble but got more than they bargained for when it turned out to be a huge cabin cruiser.

The volunteer crew launched new inshore boat, Buster, at 6.55pm last night to reports of a six metre yacht that had broken down off Sheerness.

Instead they arrived to find a 10.5 metre cabin cruiser called, Miracle.

Buster towed back the cabin cruiser, Miracle
Buster towed back the cabin cruiser, Miracle

The vessel, with one man on board, was broken down and at anchor after suffering engine failure.

A tow line was attached and the vessel and the cruiser was towed to safety in Queenborough Harbour.

ILB Helmsman Kris White said: "This really put Buster to the test as this was a large and heavy boat and with the fresh easterly wind at the time it was a case of slowly does it”.

The ILB was back on station and ready for service at 8.32pm

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