Padstow lifeboat in rescue drama off North Devon

Posted By on 31st January 2016

The Padstow lifeboat has helped rescue a stricken cargo ship off the North Devon coast.

A Dutch warship joined Padstow and Appledore RNLI lifeboat volunteers to rescue a 300ft cargo vessel amid rough seas and force eight gales which was drifting worringly close to the coast.

 The charity's lifeboat volunteers spent more than 24 hours at sea amid high winds and big swells helping to keep cargo ship the Verity and its seven-strong crew safe. The vessel was carrying 3,000 tons of scrap metal when its engine failed four miles off Hartland Point.

Padstow lifeboat