LAUNCH INTO THE DARK FOR BEMBRIDGE LIFEBOAT

0
487

Bembridge RNLI’s All Weather Lifeboat was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard to assist a yacht with a fouled prop during the early hours of this morning (Monday).

At just after 01:25 the Tamar-class lifeboat plunged into the darkness to assist the 38ft sailing yacht ‘X-Dream’ – with 3 Dutch crew on board – that had a fouled prop around 2 nautical miles north of the Bembridge Lifeboat Station.

The volunteer lifeboat crew quickly reached the X-Dream at around 01:35 and as the yacht had already cut the rope she had caught round her prop, she was simply taken under tow to Haslar Marina.

After putting X-Dream safely alongside a mooring at 02:45, the relief Bembridge Lifeboat ‘Frank and Anne Wilkinson’ returned to station and was recovered by 03:30.

Comment on this story...

The views and opinions expressed by individuals in the comments section above do not represent those of Island Echo, it's employees or advertisers.