The volunteer crew of Dover’s RNLI lifeboat had an early morning phone call when a huge German cruising vessel
obtained right into trouble on Wednesday early morning.
The Norda was en-route from Cuxhaven to Cherbourg with 6 people aboard when they suffered engine failing some 6 miles east of the Port Of Dover. The Coastguard paged the lifeboat team as well as Dover’s Severn class lifeboat, City Of Greater london II left her berth at 0415 with a team of seven led by 2nd Coxswain James Clapham. The lifeboat was swiftly on scene and after that took the 20 metre Norda in tow and also took her back to the port, showing up merely after 0600.
Second Coxswain James Clapham said “This was a routine ask for us and something that we educate for regularly. It is thanks to the individuals of Dover who support their lifeboat that it is possible for us to be ready to assist any individual out when they need it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”