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6 October

ALB launched at 11:30 to RV with a yacht 15 nm SE of St Catherines Point who had come across a body thought to possibly the crew member from the MSC Opera who had gone missing on 24 September. 

On arrival on scene the crew were able to recover the body using the Y boat and the transom platform.  They then RV'd with a Police Launch which had also been tasked to assist and transfered the body bag to them.

Prior to returning to the Lifeboat Station they were diverted to assist a 15ft fishing dinghy with 3 crew onboard that had broken down off the Bembridge Ledge.  The dinghy was taken under tow to the entrance of Bembridge Harbour where the boat and crew were passed on to one of the Harbour Masters water taxis to bring safely ashore as the tide was dropping quickly.