Sitting comfortably? Let the crew tell you an epic story

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Padstow and Appledore lifeboats tow stricken cargo ship in rough seas.

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In their own words – the crews’ view of an epic battle in rough seas
When a cargo ship loses power off the north Devon coast, the crew fear they would smash into Hartland Point.

In an unusual ‘daisy chain’ formation, the Padstow and Appledore lifeboat crews team up to prevent disaster, with a little help from a Dutch warship.

Hear the tale from the crews
Come visit us at the free RNLI Spring Food and Drink Festival
Fancy a free festival without a muddy field in sight? Tantalise your tastebuds with some Chalke Valley Cheese and Conker Gin and more at the RNLI’s first Spring Food and Drink Festival, at RNLI College, Poole on Saturday 23 April. There’s free entry and free parking too for this family-friendly event, celebrating local, fair trade and sustainable produce.
Take your fill