[Brief] On March 1, the Weymouth station of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) launched an all-weather lifeboat to rescue an injured crewmember from the container ship Maersk Nienburg.
The Nienburg was about 15 nm south of Portland Bill in the English Channel when a crewmember suffered a hand injury. The ship diverted north towards Weymouth while the RNLI lifeboat made its way to a rendezvous point. Video from the scene shows that conditions were calm, and the lifeboat transferred responders to the Nienburg to evaluate the casualty and prepare him for transportation. While both vessels were under way at a slow bell, the crewmember was transferred to the lifeboat, which brought him to shore. Paramedics met the rescuers in Weymouth and brought the crewmember to a local hospital.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charitable, non-profit lifesaving force with 350 rescue boats located around the British Isles. With support from private donors, its volunteers and full-time lifeguards have been saving seafarers in UK waters for nearly 200 years.