As the D Class crew came around the end of the breakwater following the previous incidents at Rest Bay (launch 51+52 and launch 53) the crew found another incident unfolding . A large motor vessel had just run aground near the marina entrance.

With the tide rapidly receding the helm made an assessment of the situation and made a decision the best way to help the casualties onboard was to quickly get a tow line to the vessel and attempt to assist it back out into deeper water. The quick actions of the lifeboat crew helped to keep the vessel afloat and avoided it going fully aground.

The Atlantic 85 was relaunched with a salvage pump incase the casualty vessel had sustained damage. Once it was confirmed there was no water ingress and all aboard were safe and well the lifeboats were finally stood down from all the afternoon’s incidents around 3pm.