Fraser Lifeboat – no rescue too small – Sep 2020

A semi-submerged, abandoned small craft wreck was recovered.
While on a routine marine safety patrol on Labour Day, lookouts aboard the all-weather lifeboat Fraser spotted off her starboard beam the partially submerged hull of a speedboat situated off the breakwater near Sand Heads.  Only the bow was visible above the surface.  A strong wind warning was in effect with moderate northerlies, with excellent visibility on an ebbing tide.
Inside the wheelhouse with the coxswain on the con, the helmsman swung the vessel back around for a closer look-see while the crew went into action on deck to assess the situation.  After it was determined that the vessel had been abandoned and was adrift, the coxswain claimed salvage and the stricken vessel was dewatered and secured.
On a serious note, this situation provided excellent training for the crew in manoeuvering in blustery conditions. If you lost your RC boat and can identify it, please contact the CLI.