SOUTHEND’s voluntary lifeboat crew was called to two emergencies on Canvey yesterday.

The Southend RNLI crew was called at about 2.30pm to a dismasted catamaran off of the Island.

The safety boat took the vessel under tow to the Canvey Island Yacht Club.

A short while later, the crew was called to a sailing cruiser which was running short of fuel at about 3.15pm.

Two people were aboard and the vessel was escorted back to Smallgains Creek, Canvey.