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May 30, 2005
Two cars clamped after blocking Burnham lifeboat access AGAIN

Lifeboat station crew members trying to negotiate their way safely past the obstructing vehicle

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.

A message left on the side window of the vehicle, by a member of the lifeboat crew, before the clamping firm arrived.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 clamped Mitsubishi outside the station.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."

Burnham-On-Sea 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."

RELATED LINKS:

Burnham-On-Sea RNLI hits out at careless parkers who cost cost lives

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