RESCUERS had a busy weekend full of multiple missions.

The RNLI Burnham volunteer crew heard their pagers go off at 12.20pm on Friday, May 20.

H.M. Coastguard tasked them to assist three stranded people on a 24-foot fishing vessel which had engine failure.

The crew made there was on the Atlantic Class Lifeboat ‘Tony and Robert Britt’ to the vessel by Buxey Sand and towed the seven-metre vessel back to Essex Marina.

As the crew arrived back, they received another tasking from H.M. Coastguard at approximately 2.45pm.

A ten-metre fishing vessel had also sustained engine failure with five people onboard.

They went to Whitaker Beacon to locate the second vessel and towed it back to Essex Marina where they arrived at about 6.30 pm.

All six of Essex’s RNLI stations were out on shouts at the same time of the calls to Burnham-on-Crouch.

On the evening on Sunday, May 22 they were called on their third shout of the weekend at 9pm to a 27-foot motorboat with two people onboard.

The team towed the vessel from Shore Ends back to Essex Marina and returned at about 11.30pm.

Everyone was taken back to shore safely by the RNLI volunteers.