Police rescue RIB

A Spanish registered rigid inflatable hulled boat run into problems at sea at the weekend..

The vessel encountered engine problems and was very quickly running adrift off Europa Point with its crew calling for help.

A local mariner alerted the RGP of the distressed vessel and officers of the Marine Section went to its assistance.

The vessel was towed to the RGP’s marine base at Coaling Island where the officers managed to carry out repairs to the engine making it sea-worthy again, allowing the crew to continue on their journey.