Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's lifeboat was almost prevented from safely returning to its boathouse on Monday May 30 by a black Mitsubishi Warrior which was parked opposite the lifeboat station gates.
The lifeboat crews were returning to the station after being called out to rescue a stranded speedboat, and had problems manoeuvring their tractor and trailer because a vehicle was parked opposite the station gates.
Two vehicles were clamped by Premier Parking and the owners had to pay an £85 release fee to have their vehicles freed.
A crew member also scrawled a message on the passenger window of one of the cars (pictured) to further push the message that parking is not allowed.
The message said: "Please do not park you car here, we cannot get the boats in or out of the yard. You may be putting a life in danger."
Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang said: "This is not the first time
we have had problems. The combined size of the tractor and lifeboat
trailer is 48 feet long, and 11 feet wide, and they need a clear road
to safely leave or enter the compound."
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