Nope, you're fine, local reporting was typically sensationalist. I made a couple of calls and what actually happened was that the lifeboat normally launches West of the harbour arm; because of sea conditions it launched on the East which is where the fleet is. There was a fishing boat coming in which was briefly in the way, the twats were just twats, not fishermen.
I am pretty sure that if the RNLI was government funded, Priti bloody Patel would find a way to prevent them saving poor desperate people in unseaworthy boats. Sea conditions are likely to be shite for the next few days, I hope this deters the gangsters who are nearly as culpable as our incumbent fascists.