Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat launch just before 22.00 last night (28 March) to assist an injured crewman aboard a large tanker 5 miles off Beachy Head

The Danish registered tanker Torm Emilie bound for Jeddah had anchored 5 miles off Beachy Head after a crewman sustained a serious injury to his hand and required medical assistance. Eastbourne lifeboat was tasked to recover the man and return him to Sovereign Harbour where he was taken ashore and delivered to Eastbourne DGH.