RFA Lyme Bay Aids a Fisherman

During a visit to the Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos, the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief team from RFA Lyme Bay helped a fisherman in distress.

The operation occurred in the middle of a beach landing exercise while they were demonstrating their capability. The crew of the Combat Support Boat (CSB) spotted a fisherman drifting past and out to sea unable to get the motor of his vessel to start.

Coxswain of the CSB, Lance Corporal Adrian Trevenna, Royal Logistics Corps, took immediate action and closed in on the fisherman.

It was established soon that the engine mounting had been sheared off and the only action was to tow the small boat to shore.

RFA Lyme Bay will be in the Caribbean until the end of the year.

Image: Royal Navy

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