April 16, 2011 Leave a Comment
The fishing vessel Tail Walker 3 became disabled off the coast of Shoreham-By-Sea, England after a mechanical failure. The Tail Walker 3 contacted the RNLI for assistance as the vessel was adrift in the heavy traffic shipping lane. The RNLI launched the Tamar class lifeboat Enid Collett to rescue the Tail Walker 3. Before the lifeboat reached the fishing vessel, the research vessel R. V. Discovery had taken the Tail Walker 3 under tow and was heading back to the harbour. When the vessels made contact, the R. V. Discovery handed the tow over to the lifeboat which took the Tail Walker 3 into Brighton Marina. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.